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Alex Pietrangelo's tender tribute to his brave niece will warm your heart

Blues star defenseman Alex Pietrangelo shaved his head this week, and for good reason: in support of his five-year-old niece who is battling a rare cancer. In this video, Pietrangelo discusses her bravery.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

For St. Louis Blues star defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, the decision to shave his head this week was easy: it was for his five-year-old niece, Ellie Kannel, who was battling a rare cancer.

In the off-season, Pietrangelo used his Twitter account to discuss Ellie’s diagnosis: she had a Wilms tumor, a kidney cancer that mainly affects children. And since she was undergoing chemotherapy, Pietrangelo cut his hair in a show of support:

The hockey world undoubtedly wishes Ellie and her family the best. They have linked with a fundraising website to help cover the costs of her medical expenses. To contribute, click here.

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