Christopher's "Hang On to
the Dream Foundation"
Makes Young Hockey Player's Dream Come True
Christopher's "Hang On to the Dream Foundation" recently made 14 year old Josh Pobursky's dream come true when Christopher flew him and his family up to Quebec City where Josh got to meet and skate with Josh's idol, Hockey legend Patrick Roy.
But what make this story so remarkable is Josh's courage and commitment to seeing his dreams come true.
When Josh was just 13 months old, doctors were forced to amputate both of his legs below the knee due to a birth defect and doctors told his parents that Josh would never be able to walk. But over the next 2 years, Josh began to show signs of naturally wanting to stand up and walk. "He used to crawl around and try to stand up on his nubs" Josh's mom said, "so when he was around 2 years old we took him and had him fitted for his first pair of artificial legs and he has been going and going ever since".
Josh says that having the opportunity to meet his hockey idol was amazing. "I was so nervous! But Patrick was really cool and put me totally at ease once I met him. He showed me around the locker room, he had a special locker just for with my name on it and everything, he took me out on the ice and passed the puck back and forth and just hang out the whole afternoon. It was really great!"
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