Tuesday afternoon the Capitals announced that they will be granting the wish of 14-year-old William Cody, though the Make-A-Wish program. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and still undergoing treatment, Cody’s wish was to become a Capitals player for a day.
On January 20, the cancer patient will join the team at the conclusion of practice. He’ll receive his own locker stall and jersey. The following day, during the game against the Flyers on January 21, Cody will watch watch warmups from the bench and be announced as part of the starting lineup.
This is the second Make-A-Wish participant the Caps have hosted this season. In November the team was joined by 11 year old Dariush Namin as part of Hockey Fights Cancer night. He got to drop the ceremonial puck drop puck, as well as watch practice from the bench earlier that day.
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The Washington Capitals will grant the wish of 14-year-old Chatham, NJ native William Cody Friday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 21. Cody’s wish to become a Capitals player for the day and meet the team will come true through Make-A-Wish ® Mid-Atlantic.
Cody was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and is currently in treatment, going through the maintenance phase. While he is technically in remission, Cody continues to undergo chemo. His treatment is scheduled to take 3 years and should end in July 2019. Through his treatment, Cody has endured 3 surgeries, ongoing chemotherapy and countless hours in the doctor’s office and hospital.
On Jan. 19 Capitals owner Ted Leonsis will sign Cody to a special three-day contract during the Capitals game against the Montreal Canadiens at Capital One Area. Broll will be available to media through Capitals PR.
On Jan. 20 Cody will be introduced to the team prior to practice and be presented with a stall and jersey A forward with his local hockey team, the Colts Hockey Club of Morristown, NJ, Cody will join the Capitals on ice at the conclusion of practice.
Cody will attend the Capitals Jan. 21 game versus the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena. He will walk to the Capitals locker room along with players, watch warmups from the bench and be announced as a member of the starting lineup. He will spend additional time with the team postgame.
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