When he heard that Darran Dunlap, a young girl in Pittsburgh, had cancer, Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux took matters into his owns hands. Without solicitation from Darran or her father, who hosts a morning radio show in Pittsburgh, Lemieux sent a letter encouraging Dunlap to keep fighting.
“Darran, please accept my heartfelt best wishes to you for successful treatments. I wish you and your family all the best. I know it gets tough, but continue to fight and stay strong. You can do it!,” reads the letter, in part.
Lemieux also sent a signed hockey puck as part of the get-well gift.
This came to our home today 100 percent unsolicited.
You talk about class?
Mario Lemieux is the height of class. pic.twitter.com/ba5eFM751d
— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) March 20, 2017
If that doesn’t at your heartstrings enough, check out this video of Darran Dunlap climbing up the stairs at home after chemotherapy.
To Darran, we’ll only say this: keep fighting and don’t ever give up.