Dariush Namin, an 11-year-old kid from Bethesda, is fighting more courageous and meaningful fight than anything you will ever see in a hockey game.
In 2016 Dariush was diagnosed with leukemia. He’s currently undergoing treatment. That didn’t stop him, however, from making it to Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Wednesday morning. Namin had his Make-A-Wish request to meet the Capitals granted, attending practice with the team.
This is just the start of an epic three days for the young man.
Before practice began, Dariush got to meet head coach Barry Trotz in the locker room. Trotz then introduced Dariush to the rest of the team. Dariush’s favorite player, Nicklas Backstrom, also presented Dariush with a personalized Caps jersey. Dariush got to observe practice from the bench, and afterwards learned that he will conducting the ceremonial puck drop Thursday night before the Capitals-Islanders game at Capital One Arena.