BOSTON (CBS) – She’s an enormous Bruins fan, and a 10-year-old most cancers affected person with what’s known as a ‘radiation’ masks, painted to look lots just like the one goalie Tuukka Rask wears. That masks is a part of the plan to ensure she’s cured. And her Tuukka enthusiasm is a part of the plan for the Bruins win the Stanley Cup.
Fourth grader Ava Girolimetti hopes she’s close to the tip of her lengthy battle with leukemia, simply because the Bruins are on the finish of their battle for the Stanley Cup.
Ava has cheered the crew on, and positively has a favourite. “Since she turned a fan at a really younger age, she has simply gravitated to Tuukka Rask,” Ava’s father Marc Girolimetti stated.
“I believe he’s superior,” Ava stated.
Leukemia’s been Ava’s harsh companion for 3 years. Docs thought that they had it licked final yr, however it roared again to life. New, innovative remedy appeared to wipe it out, however they wish to be certain that.
“Ava is about to start radiation remedy previous to a bone marrow transplant,” Marc stated.
For the radiation that might be beamed into Ava’s head, employees at Brigham and Ladies’s and Dana Farber created a radiation masks to carry her head regular and goal the radiation. They requested her if she needed a customized paint job on the masks.
“She grabbed my cellphone. She did a Google picture search after which confirmed me an image of Tuukka’s masks and stated, I would like the Tuukka,” her father defined.
And that’s what she obtained. “It was actually cool,” Ava advised us.
Ava says Tuukka’s masks is fierce and scary, and that’s what she needed. “As a result of I’m fierce and scary,” she stated with a smile and a giggle.
And Rask and the Bruins have been doing lots of successful. “Ava has carried out an amazing quantity of successful over the previous three years and we’re so near the tip. So sooner or later this yr we get to lift our personal Stanley Cup and have fun a victory,” Marc stated.
Ava might be watching Sport 7, however she’s feeling slightly nervous. “As a result of my dad’s going to the sport with my uncle and each time my uncle goes, they lose,” she stated. Ava hopes her father’s good vibes offset her uncle’s.