Before the puck dropped against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday evening, the dreams of one 14-year-old Caps fan were realized.
Partnering with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, the Capitals signed cancer patient William Cody to a three-day contract. Cody’s wish was to become a Capitals player for a day.
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Cody, a Caps fan from New Jersey, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and is currently undergoing treatment. Cody is technically in remission but is still actively in chemo, though his treatment is scheduled to end in July 2019.
After signing his contract, Cody will experience his first media scrum. Cody will have a few more surprises throughout his weekend.
On Jan. 20 Cody will be introduced to the team prior to practice and be presented with a stall and jersey A forward with his local hockey team, the Colts Hockey Club of Morristown, NJ, Cody will join the Capitals on ice at the conclusion of practice.
Cody will attend the Capitals Jan. 21 game versus the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena. He will walk to the Capitals locker room along with players, watch warmups from the bench and be announced as a member of the starting lineup. He will spend additional time with the team postgame.
Have fun, Cody!
Update, January 20: The Capitals have shared this video.
Last night, @WishMidAtlantic's William Cody signed his contract with #Caps owner @TedLeonsis. Today he'll head to practice with the boys as he gets ready to take the ice on Sunday. #CapsCare #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/ZFkGgpTSSe
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 20, 2018
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