BOSTON (CBS) — Before the Boston Bruins took the ice Tuesday, there was a thunderous roar through the T.D. Garden for another warrior from Weymouth: The Mighty Quinn.
For months, the young boy was forced to only interact with the world through his window while he recovered from cancer in insolation. But a now-healthy ‘Mighty Quinn’ was able to drop the puck for the Bruins game on Beth Israel Lahey Healthy Hockey Fights Cancer Night.READ MORE: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured During Saturday Game
“He had 100 days in our house in isolation, for a three-year-old, that’s a life sentence. He’s been so positive, happy, and upbeat, you can’t help but be positive yourself,” said Jarlath Waters, Quinn’s dad.
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Quinn battled through a brain tumor, chemotherapy, and a stem cell transplant. To occupy the toddler in isolation, the Waters devised the “Quinn-dow” and hundreds came to visit their yard including the Dropkick Murphys, police officers, and a parade of ambulances.
In August, Bruins player Charlie Coyle also stopped by.READ MORE: Longtime Watertown Grocery Store Russo’s Officially Closes
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“When he came to the house he made a real connection with Quinn,” said Waters.
And recently, a sweet sigh of relief for the Waters family: Quinn’s latest MRI showed no new disease.
“This is our first night out as a family. It’s really special,” said Waters, especially because of what the Bruins have done for Quinn in the past.MORE NEWS: Boch Center Becomes 1st Performing Arts Center In Boston To Offer On-Site Rapid COVID Tests
“We were probably in his worst chemotherapy during the Stanley Cup playoffs. We watched every game in the room. I guess that’s a big part of him. The Bruins got us through some rough nights, me and him. So this means a lot.”