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Spending Time With Teemu

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

Bobby Heravi did not want his son, Faryan, to hear the doctor's verdict and so made sure the boy's head was turned away when he asked about his son's chances of surviving an aggressive form of lymphoma.

"With my mouth expression I said, 'What percent?' And the doctor just did this," Heravi said, splaying three fingers. "Because he was diagnosed as Stage 4. Stage 4 means terminal."

The family, which lives in Irvine, was at its lowest ebb last May when Faryan, a Ducks fan who played street hockey through the club's SCORE sports and educational program, was visited in the hospital by future Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne. The Finnish winger is often asked to spend time with kids who are the toughest cases, the most seriously ill. Faryan was exhausted, his dark hair gone following grueling chemotherapy treatments.

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Teemu will go down as one of the greatest NHL players of all time. Not just for his skill and longevity, but more importantly for being a truly great human being.

Posted by timbits on 04/19/13 at 09:19 PM ET

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