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Craig Cunningham Battled Death And Won

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

It's been dubbed the "Christmas Miracle."

Heather Cunningham, though, has another word to describe it.

"Absolute miracle," she said, "that's what it is. It's an absolute miracle. A month ago, we never thought we'd be where we are today."

On Wednesday, in Tucson, Ariz., Heather Cunningham and her son Craig, along with the doctors who saved his life, will meet with the media for the first time since the 26-year-old Tucson Roadrunner captain collapsed on the ice with acute cardiac arrest on Nov. 19 and almost died.

In the ensuing days, Cunningham literally fought for his life while on a state-of-the-art, life-support system with a team of medical experts working around the clock to keep the Trail, B.C., native alive.

His storybook career as a professional hockey player is now over -- his left foot and leg have been severely damaged and it remains to be seen how much, if any, functionality he regains -- but he and his family are so very thankful he beat the odds to survive.

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Canucklehead's avatar

Awesome to hear that he’s on the road to recovery.  The lack of information coming out about what happened really showed it was something really serious.  And now, with the story coming out, it’s worse than I thought it was.  Glad to hear he’s in good spirits too.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 12/21/16 at 11:29 AM ET

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