On opening night of the 2018 Winter Paralympics at Pyeongchang, the CCF family shared a personal victory for Team USA Sled Hockey’s decisive win over Japan 10-0.  CCF considers No. 22, Noah Grove, of Frederick, MD, part of its community.

At age 5, Noah was treated at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center for osteosarcoma, which left him with a left leg amputation. Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky, CCF’s Scientific Advisory Board Chair, and Clinical Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Georgetown, helped treat Noah and recognized how remarkable this young man was. Noah spoke at the 2nd Annual CCF Research Symposium in June 2017, where researchers, advocates and survivors share and collaborate. Read more about the Research Symposium here.

Even though Noah has just started college with the plan to become a pediatric oncologist, he already has the enviable role of representing his country at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. He was selected to be part of Team USA’s Sled Hockey Team and was intensively training in South Korea since February.

On March 10, the USA sled hockey team shut out Japan 10-0. Noah Grove scored the third goal in the first period. A day later, the team made another decisive victory over the Czech Republic 10-0. We look forward to seeing Noah play in the remaining games and are cheering on Team USA to bring home the gold in Winter Paralympics Sled Hockey!

Cancer survivor Noah Grove tells researchers his journey – putting a face on the important work they do

For more information on the USA Paralympic Sled Hockey Team: http://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/3234101-2018-paralympics-u-s-paralympic-team-roster

To watch Noah Grove share his journey with Symposium participants: https://youtu.be/a6mjlnwtRQw

For more information about the 2018 CCF Research Symposium: https://childrenscancerfoundation.org/event/2018-ccf-symposium/

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