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ROMS Student In The Spotlight - Making Dreams Come True...

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ROMS Student In The Spotlight - Making Dreams Come True...
by Donna Punt - Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 11:06 AM

Dacian Filipescu, a grade 6 student here at Royal Oak Middle School, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is a huge sports fan and has made an effort to participate on every athletic team offered at ROMS. He has recently even started playing hockey (with Wally). Last week, he was recognized at a Peninsula Panther's hockey game. His parents invited a few of us to come watch as they knew what was in store. He arrived knowing that he was going to be recognized and that they were going to give him a Panther's jersey. It ended up being an incredible night of surprises. During the presentation, the "Help Fill a Dream" foundation informed him that they would be sending his whole family to Edmonton to watch two Oiler's games (his favourite team). They gave him a signed Gretzky hockey stick, a jersey and tickets to the game! During intermission, he was surprised again with a stack of hockey cards of him playing hockey. He got to sign them for all the fans alongside the players.

Chek News was there to film the whole thing. Here is a link to the newscast: