Four-year-old cancer survivor steals whoopee cushion from Evgeny Kuznetsov, wreaks havoc on Capitals players
Monday afternoon, the Washington Capitals made their annual visit to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to bring smiles to patients’ faces. Except when Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov met cancer survivor Brock Ludwigson, it was Brock who brought all the laughs.
Let me set the scene. The Caps Russians spent their time in Georgetown, participating in a Flashes Of Hope photoshoot with patients and their families. To lighten the mood, Evgeny Kuznetsov brought a whoopee cushion. Every time a new child would walk into the room for a photo, the second-line center would slide the faux farting device into place, a loud fart would be let out, and laughs would be had by all.
When four-year-old Brock Ludwigson entered the room, Kuznetsov’s plan went awry. For context, the tiny Caps fan, who was diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis at the age of one, spent much of his early life battling 17 tumors that had grown inside his bones. Brock underwent chemotherapy until he was two-and-a-half years-old and is now in remission. He has an energy that is unmatched. He lights up any room he walks into.
Brock ended up taking Kuznetsov’s whoopee cushion — because who’s going to say no to this dude — and by the end of the Capitals’ hospital visit, the tyke had adorably terrorized several members of the team.
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