Carey Price Fulfills Young Boy's Dream after His Mother Tragically Dies of Cancer

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 21, 2019
01:16 P.M.
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Montreal Canadiens goalie, Carey Price, fulfill young fan's dream of meeting his idol after his mother died of cancer. The pair reunited in a touching moment at the 2019 NHL Awards that has warmed the hearts of many.


Hockey player, Carey Price has proven that his tough nature isn't all there is to him. The 31-year-old goaltender who plays for the Montreal Canadiens has put a smile on the faces of not only his fans but also a young boy who lost his mother.


11-year-old Anderson Whitehead lost his mother to cancer, but her promise to him before she died was to connect him with his idol, Carey Price.

After her death, Anderson and Price met at a practice in February. The video of their encounter made rounds on social media and touched so many hearts. It went on to win the NHL Fan Choice Award for the Best Feel Good Moments of the year.

At the NHL Awards 2019 in Las Vegas, Anderson Whitehead was honored as the swimsuit model, Camille Kostek, brought him on the stage after talking about the connection the league's players had with their young fans at the ceremony.


Camille told Anderson that Carey couldn't make it to the event, but he had a message for him.

The little boy watched the screen as a video of Carey paying tribute to his mother played. All of a sudden, Carey came out to meet Anderson, and the young fan was overwhelmed.


Anderson cried tears of joy while Carey hugged him tightly and told him that everything was all right. He then gave the young boy his Jersey and asked him if he wanted to go to All-Star Game, next year.

Anderson answered powerfully with a yes after which Carey assured him that they would see again next year!



Anderson's story is similar to that of 10-year-old Blake Hegner who became the Cincinnati Police Chief for a day after beating cancer. As reported by WLWT, Blake had been fighting cancer for three years until he went into remission in August 2018. Blake was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the young age of six.

The young warrior was sworn in by Police Chief, Elliot Isaac and his first act as chief was to give everybody a day off.

These stories are proof that love is all that is needed to make the world a better place!