Saturday, March 7, 2020
Home: Medicine Hat Tigers Away: Edmonton Oil Kings
2802 Box Springs Way NW
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 0H3
Hockey Night in Canada has represented a Saturday institution in Canadian households. The third season of the WHL Suits Up To Promote Organ Donation Presented by RE/MAX will celebrate the longstanding history of Hockey Night in Canada in a brand-new way that will spark nostalgia in hockey fans far and wide. Fans will have a chance to get their hands on the limited-edition Hockey Night in Canada-themed WHL sweaters through local auction with their WHL Club.
All games feature puck droppers.
Here are their stories:
Medicine Hat teen celebrates kidney anniversary
Christina Douvis has been through a lot in her young life. She was only 9 years old when diagnosed with a rare genetic form of kidney disease. Both of her kidneys failed, dropping her kidney function to six percent, and forcing her to spend eight weeks at Alberta Children’s Hospital. After an exhausting series of tests, the medical team determined that Christina needed surgery to remove both of her kidneys. She received several blood transfusions, allowing her to come home to Medicine Hat, and return to school while taking medications, and doing dialysis.
Four years after the rollercoaster of kidney disease consumed their daily lives, the Douvis family had cause for celebration: Christina’s mom Voula donated a kidney to her daughter in January 2016. These days, Christina is a happy 15-year-old in her first year of high school, doing piano recitals and playing badminton. “It is a daily miracle,” says Voula. “She is an angel in our house. And we are so grateful every day that she is doing so well.”
Local family to drop the puck to celebrate organ donation at Medicine Hat Tigers hockey game
When Cassidy Creasy drops the puck at the Tigers game her mom, who is also her kidney donor, will be at her side. Sandy Creasy donated a kidney to her daughter three years ago after Cassidy’s kidneys were damaged by e-coli when she was seven years old.
The Medicine Hat family is celebrating Sandy’s kidney donation to Cassidy at a special Tigers game to shine the spotlight on organ donation. Cassidy is now 18 years old, and a first year engineering student at the University of Calgary.