I just wanted to let Mario Lemieux know how much inspiration he has given me over the past month. A little less then a month ago I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and the age of 23. At first I was scared and didnt know what to do. I am huge hockey fan (unfortunately flyers fan!) and when I realized Mario had it at such a young age and came back in that same year, it really inspired me and gave me the confidence to know that I will and can beat this disease. I look up to Mario (even being a flyers fan lol) not just because of what he did on the ice but also the toughness he had in him to rise above all his injuries and illness to become one of the best players if not the best to player to ever play the game. Thanks again for the inspiration you have given me.

 – Gerry