For the third year in a row, players on the El Paso Rhinos Ice Hockey Team
in El Paso, Texas, gathered to participate in a head-shaving event, standing in solidarity with the thousands of children who are in treatment for cancer.
Katie, a 15-year-old Rhino bantam player, discovered a lump on her leg while playing hockey. Katie is now in treatment for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of childhood cancer.
This year, they honored one of their own.
Katie, a 15-year-old Rhino bantam player, was diagnosed last year with alveolar rhabdomysarcoma, a type of childhood cancer.
Katie first noticed a bump on her leg while playing hockey. A month later, the bump had gotten bigger, and her parents took her to the doctor. A tumor was discovered in her leg, and a CT scan revealed the cancer in her leg, hip, shoulder, and spine.
“As a team and as an organization, the St. Baldrick’s event really brings the Rhino family closer together,” says Tom Herman, Director of Youth Hockey and assistant coach for the Rhinos.
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