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Hey, Sir, That Mole Is Cancer

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posted on Jan, 1 2022 @ 09:35 PM
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So imagine this ... Here you are working your job which happens to be very busy and hectic because you work during pro hockey games for the Vancouver Canucks. And during your typical night, you happen to see a lady behind the bench through the glass signaling to you frantically. Out of curiosity, you go over to see what her deal is, and she puts her cell phone up to the glass with a message. The message says that she thinks a mole on your neck is cancer.

What do you do?

This actually happened to Brian "Red" Hamilton.


Brian “Red” Hamilton was in the middle of moving equipment on the Vancouver Canucks’ bench in between periods on Oct. 23 in Seattle when he noticed a woman behind the bench pressing her phone against the plexiglass.

The message on her phone was written in a large font and caught the attention of Hamilton, the assistant equipment manager for the Canucks. The message expressed Nadia Popovici’s concern that she believed a mole on the back of Hamilton’s neck was cancerous and that he needed to get it checked.


At the time and not knowing how to really deal with it, Brian shrugged it off, but he did have the team docs look at the mole he didn't even know was there. And it turns out that Nadia was right.

Because Nadia was sharp-eyed, all that needed to happen was an initial surgery to remove the mole for biopsy and then a second procedure to remove a larger area to make sure there was no cancer spread which there wasn't. However, had it not been seen so early, it would have spread and been more extensive within a year or two at most. Brian would not have had such an easy time.

Working together, both the Canucks and the Krakens' organizations were able to locate Nadia so that Brian and his family could properly thank her for her sharp eyes and for being able to get his attention the way she did. No one will ever know, but she may have saved his life by going out of her way and taking a risk like that for a total stranger.



posted on Jan, 1 2022 @ 10:40 PM
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Was just watching this game. They ended up gifting her a $10,000 scholarship as well. Pretty wild story for sure.



posted on Jan, 1 2022 @ 11:33 PM
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Wonderful .
A good Samaritan story .
There is a glimmer of hope after all .



posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:10 AM
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I heard of a similar story. One of those house flipping shows on HGTV. A viewer who was a nurse wrote the host stating she could see a tumor in the hosts neck and to get it checked. Turned out it was cancer and the host did survive. There are good people out there. Luckily when told, both of the people took the kindness as it was intended instead of screaming or beating the people up.



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