Cancer patient meets Stanley Cup, Giguere

Jean-Sebastien Giguere and the NHL granted a wish for cancer patient Logan Piz. Courtesy of Discover

Logan Piz, a 13-year-old cancer patient in Denver, thought it was a normal Wednesday, heading to Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children to get treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer.

Instead, through Make-A-Wish, Piz got the chance to spend the day with the Stanley Cup and then meet his favorite NHL player, goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere of the Colorado Avalanche.

"It was amazing. I have been a hockey fan my whole life," Piz said. "Jean-Sebastien was really great. The hockey players are such regular guys. They don't have a big egos."

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Discover, the official credit card of the NHL, learned of Logan's unique wish to see the Cup and then did it one better, bringing along Giguere.

Giguere, who lost his father to cancer five years ago, has three boys and can't imagine a child going through cancer treatment.

"I'm just happy to be able to come here and be part of a fun day for Logan," Giguere said. "We're very definitely lucky as hockey players, getting paid to play a game. How can you say no when you're asked to make a child's dream come true?"