MWith a questionable life-saving diagnosis, a medical student has won over Canadian ice hockey clubs and fans across the country – and got off to a positive start in the new year, which is now spreading across the globe. Brian “Red” Hamilton, one of the kit supervisors for First Division ice hockey team Vancouver Canucks, was looking for his savior with a letter that the club distributed via Twitter on Saturday.
Hamilton wrote, “The woman I’ve been trying to find: You changed my life and now I want to say thank you very much.” The woman was one of the spectators of the Seattle Kraken game against the Vancouver Canucks on October 23. On doing so, he found a suspicious mole on the neck of the attendant standing in front of him and tried his best to get his attention.
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Finally he wrote a message on his cell phone. He kept the performance from the Canucks bench to the side separating the audience from the Canucks bench for Hamilton to read. “The mole on the back of his neck could be cancer. Please go to the doctor!”
Hamilton’s letter to his unknown savior spread quickly and was received within an hour. It was 22-year-old Nadia Popovici, who had recently been admitted to medical school. Hamilton showed up in press conference Was very happy “The only reason I really wanted to write the letter was to let her know that her persistence and everything she did was taken seriously.”
“She saved my life,” he said. “He didn’t get me out of the burning car, but he pulled me out of the smoldering fire.”
Hamilton himself had never noticed a dangerous mole. A few days after the warning, he went to the team doctor, who recommended that he cut the area immediately. During subsequent investigations, the mole turned out to be malignant melanoma, also known as black skin cancer. Fortunately, it had not yet penetrated the deeper layers of the skin, Hamilton said.
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The doctors would have made it clear to her that if she hadn’t done anything else for four or five years, the cancer could have killed her.
Hence Hamilton celebrated Popovici as a “heroine”. He is an “incredible person who took the time to notice something worrying and then found a way to draw attention to it during the chaos of an ice hockey game”.
On Saturday evening, Popovici and Hamilton met in person at another game between the Canucks and the Kraken in Seattle. “It’s an incredible way to start your way into medical school! It’s priceless,” Popovici told Hamilton. “She’s so happy for Hamilton” that you checked it out”.
During the game, when Popovici wore an octopus shirt, both teams announced that they would support Popovici’s medical studies with $10,000.
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