As part of his 2017 Mario Lemieux Fantasy Camp, the former Pittsburgh Penguins great took Penguins fan and cancer survivor Lily Tarasiewicz for the skate of a lifetime at the outdoor rink at Heinz Field.
Tweet from @MarioLemieuxFdn: Special moment at camp today! Lily had the chance to skate with Mario for her @MakeAWishPAWV! #camp66
Tweet from @penguins: Lily Tarasiewicz is in remission. She had the same cancer as Mario, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Now, thanks to @MakeAWish, they skate together.
“It was a great experience, and he is really down to earth, but he also inspires me a lot,” Tarasiewicz said. “I feel overwhelmed, but I have a lot of gratitude toward [Lemieux] for taking the time out of his schedule to spend some time with me.”
Tarasiewicz, 16, was diagnosed with Stage 3B Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October of 2015, the same illness that Lemieux was diagnosed with on …