On Friday, November 4th, the Viper 03 Tier 1 team received some tough news as their friend and goalie, Nathan DeRoche, was diagnosed with Cancer - T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Fortunately, the family has been told by the doctors at MGH that this is 100% curable!!! Our thoughts and constant prayers are with Nathan and his family to stay strong during his grueling treatment – but we are confident that he will come out on the other end stronger than ever! We ask that our extended Hockey Family keep Nate and his family in your thoughts in prayers as well, as this will be a long road to recovery!
Nathan’s aunt has set up a page on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nateisgreat31/ please like and share this page as it has been made as a forum for everyone to send notes and pictures to Nathan and his family to lift their sprits during this tough time. There will also be updates on Nate’s treatment and progress along the way.
The Viper 03 Tier 1 team will be having a PACK THE HOUSE GAME (WEAR LIME GREEN) in Nathan’s honor on Saturday, January 21st at 6:40pm at the Revere Cronin Rink – 850 Revere Beach Parkway, Revere, MA 02151 and we hope that everyone will join us to support Nathan and the DeRoche Family.
It is our sincere hope that everyone will stand and fight with us for Nathan and his family…#NATHANSTRONG31
Boy, if this isn't enough to help a lot of us here put things in perspective, I don't know what is. Wishing Nate and his family the best of luck!