Carter Gettler, 5, is a huge hockey fan and is also battling a rare form of pediatric cancer, which causes lesions in his skull and tumors behind his left eye.
Gettler has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments since July and wears the Flyers’ Carter Hart’s jersey every time to bring him comfort.
When the hockey player heard about Gettler through the family’s Instagram, he got involved by raising money for awareness and treatments by buying “Coco Strong” bracelets.
Carter Hart sent the 5-year-old a message saying “Stay strong and keep fighting, buddy. I got your back.” He also sent Gettler a signed retro jersey that he wore.
“People look up to us, especially kids. I think that it is really important for us as athletes that we set a good example for younger generations,” Hart said.
Help support the Lebanon County native by buying a bracelet. Go to their Instagram page @cocog_strong to find out how.
Thank you Carter Hart and the Flyers for your kind words. Carter Gettler keep fighting. We’re all praying for you.