It had been a couple of weeks of Garrett Adams not feeling well when he took the initiative to make an appointment to see the doctor. That appointment would be the beginning of a nightmare: months of crippling treatments, countless doctor’s appointments and many, many long nights for his family.
At 17 years old, Adams has cancer.
His mother, a local elementary school teacher and a single mom of three teenagers, will begin the heartbreaking journey of nursing her son through the hardest-fought battle of his young life.
Adams has loved the game of hockey since he was old enough to hold a stick. He was a nationally recognized ringette goalie and the recipient of the midget house league ‘Senior Goalie of the Year’ award from Vernon Minor Hockey for the 2016-2017 season. Garrett’s life has changed dramatically since the diagnosis. He has had to leave his job, school and cannot participate in any strenuous activities that could cause his body strain.
In an effort to feel less helpless and support this family, a group has come together to host an event that shares in Garrett’s passion for hockey. On June 25th the community is invited to a road hockey tournament and barbecue to be held at Fulton School from 10am – 2pm.
“I hope the hockey community and anyone able to support this family can come out to play and support Garrett,” says Leigha Horsfield, family friend.
Players can register for this on Facebook page called Road Hockey for Garrett.