The attacker of the Philadelphia Flyers, Oskar Lindblom has completed on Thursday his series of chemotherapy treatments against Ewing’s sarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
The player of 23 years has also rang the bell at the cancer centre at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his success. This is in addition to skating he has done in the company of teammates, a few days before, who had not been on the ice since December.
“I can’t explain how I feel. It is as if it was my birthday, Christmas and all those holidays at the same time. It is great to have finished. I can’t wait to resume a normal life and to feel that I live again”, he commented to the site NHL.com.
Candidate Flyers in the trophée Bill-Masterton, Lindblom has hopes of reconnecting with the action when the activities of the national League will begin. The club will participate in the mini-tournament and determining places 1 to 4 of the Association of the Is.
“We’ll see. I will try only to return in force after the chemo. I have nothing planned, I try to just be in shape. Subsequently, we will determine how far it will go”, he said.
A lot of support
Lindblom has emphasized the support of other players, as well as the daughter of former goalie Bernard Parent, Kim. This last is the co-owner of the company Cookie Tees and has prepared t-shirts with the inscription “Oskar Strong”. The sale of clothing has helped raise $ 200 000 profit initiative Hockey Fights Cancer.
“Family friends, passing by the supporters, I can’t explain to you what that means to me. Specifically in the beginning when there were difficult times, I have received this kind of message has made me much better and more calm. It has really helped me.”
Before being forced to inactivity, Lindblom had collected 18 points in 30 games during the season 2019-2020.