A minor-league hockey team in Indiana has signed a pint-sized player. The honorary player is a seven-year-old boy facing off against severe health issues.
Hockey is definitely not a one-man show. It’s a team effort. And it takes practice, a lot of it. Even 7-year-olds know that.
So much that, he couldn’t wait for the ice.
“To see him this happy is like, the best thing in the world,” says 7-year-old Braxton Wiley’s mom, Denise.
Only thing is, Braxton has never skated before.
“You’d never know it, looking at him, he’s dealing with pain right now. You’d never know that, his pain level is usually like a 5 or 6. That’s normal for him, he’s used to it,” says Denise.
Just like the hard work players put in on the ice, Braxton and his family have put in the work to keep him alive.