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CBJ super fan cheers on team as he fights cancer

August 15, 2019


MEXICO BEACH, WITH WINDS OF UP TO 160 MILER PER HOUR–FOURTH HIGHEST FOR A LANDFALLING STORM IN U.S. HISTORY BEN THE MASSIVE STORM TOOK MORE THAN 50 LIVES AND CAUSED CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE TOTALING 25 BILLION DOLLARS. MARK: A LOCAL TEEN HAS BEEN FIGHTING CANCER WITH SOME HELP FROM HIS FAVORITE TEAM- THE COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS. DARLENE: IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR HIM TO WATCH THE CBJ SWEEP THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING IN GAME 4 AT NATIONWIDE AREA TUESDAY. DARLENE: NBC FOURS TYLER CARTER IS LIVE FROM NATIONWIDE ARENA WHERE SHE TALKED TO A VERY SPECIAL FAN ABOUT HIS SUCCESS WITH THE JACKETS ON AND OFF THE ICE. TYLER: TYLER WOODWARD IS LIVING EVERY BLUE JACKETS FANS DREAM BUT BECOMING CLOSE WITH HIS FAVORITE PLAYERS. LAST YEAR HE GOT TO TRAVEL WITH THE TEAM TO A GAME TO NEW YORK AND BEING IN THE ARENA WHEN THE JACKETS SWEPT TAMPA WAS THE CHERRY ON TOP. TYLER WOODWARD / CBJ SUPER FAN00:16:30 DEFINITELY JACKETS GAMES ARE PRETTY HIGH UP THERE. 00:16:34.” TYLER SAYS HE’S BEEN A JACKETS FAN BEFORE HE COULD REMEMBER. HAVING GONE TO HIS FIRT CBJ GAME WHEN HE WAS IN HIS MOTHER’S WOMB. THE 18-YEAR-OLD SAYS HE TRIES TO NEVER MISS A GAME WHETHER IT’S WATCHING FROM THE ARENA SEATS OR ON TV. THAT’S WHY THE COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS FOUNDATION FOUND OUT THAT THEIR SUPER FAN WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA BACK IN 2016 — THEY HAD TO STEP IN. INVITING TYLER AND HIS FAMILY TO GAMES, MEET AND GREETS WITH THE PLAYERS, BECOMING AN HONOREE HERO AT THE CBJ FOUNDATION CANNONBALL — BUT THIS PAST YEAR HE GOT AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TYLER WOODWARD / CBJ SUPER FAN00:18:45 THEY CONTACTED US TO SEE IF I WOULD BE INTERESTED ON GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AGAINST THE RANGERS AND I SAID, ‘HECK YEAH I WOULD!’ :54 BECAUSE WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO FLY ON THE TEAM PRIVATE PLANE WITH THE BLUE JACKETS TO GO BEAT THE RANGERS IN NEW YORK. 00:19:01.” TYLER SAYS THE EXPERIENCE STILL DESIGNATES WITH HIM TODAY. HAVING BUILT A CLOSE BOND WITH HIS FAVORITE PLAY RYAN MURRY. :19:28 I HAVE HIS PHONE NUMBER NOW. NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY HAVE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYERS PHONE NUMBER. 00:19:32.”>TUESDAY TYLER WAS INSIDE NATIONWIDE ARENA WHEN THE JACKETS SWEPT TAMPA IN GAME FOUR. NAME: “00:16:53 WE WERE LEAVING THE BUILDING SOMEONE HAS A BROOM AND IS YELLING AT EVERYONE TO TOUCH THE BROOM. EVERYONE IS COMING UP HI- FIVING THE BROOM. 00:17:00 TYLER IS NOW RECEIVING CHEMOTHERAPY. HE HAS HIS GOOD DAYS AND BAD DAYS BUT. BEING HERE FOR GAME 4 THE DAY AFTER THAT CERTAINLY HELPED TYLER: TYLER SAYS HE WILL BE DONE WILL HIS CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS IN JULY. SIG

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