Duncan Keith holds up an iPad photo of Cammy

VIDEO: Duncan Keith makes young super fan’s dream come true

Penticton's Keith, a Chicago Blackhawk, helped a young girl named Cammy – born unable to speak or walk – score a goal with him.



Duncan Keith means several things to hockey fans, and to the Internet.

He’s a hero and a villain. A Canadian gold medallist and a Stanley Cup champion, but also a guy who’s used his elbow, stick, and mouth in just about the worst way. He’s a hated Vancouver Canucks rival, but also the pride of Penticton, B.C. And normally, this is what really most often matters, he’s one terrific hockey player.

But today, that all fades away – even the championships.

Because Duncan Keith is a hero and a hero only to a young girl named Cammy Babiarz, a Chicago Blackhawks superfan who wanted more than anything to score a goal with her favourite player.

Cammy suffers from Rett syndrome, which she was born with, that has left her without the ability to speak or walk.

Well, she got her wish, with the help of Keith, a pair of skates, and a harness, coming in on goal “like Patrick Kane” and sliding the puck past (what looks like) Anttii Raanta with a big squeal and a smile.

The video above is sure to make your Friday. It’s no doubt made Cammy’s year, and probably then some.

FYI: Cammy is five years old, and celebrates her sixth birthday in four days (March 10). Her parents posted the video below in 2011, documenting her condition and her early years, on YouTube.

VIDEO: Cameron’s Rett Syndrome Awareness

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