3-year-old boy with cancer to attend Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup final

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Liam Shayton Awashish idolizes Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.  (Josée Gagnon/Facebook - image credit)
Liam Shayton Awashish idolizes Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price. (Josée Gagnon/Facebook - image credit)

Hockey stick in hand, three-year-old Liam Shayton Awashish was jumping for joy in his Carey Price-decorated bedroom Friday morning.

The boy from Mashteuiatsh, an Innu community in Quebec's Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region, who has been getting treatment for cancer since February, found out he'll be watching the Montreal Canadiens vie for the Stanley Cup at the Bell Centre.

His wish came true thanks to Josée Gagnon, co-founder of Clowns Thérapeutiques Saguenay. The non-profit is committed to boosting young long-term patients' self-esteem.

Knowing his love for the team, Gagnon posted to social media, asking her network to help Awashish watch a game in Montreal. And within 40 minutes, Éric Larouche, a Chicoutimi businessman, offered tickets.

Pamela Duciaume, Liam's mother couldn't believe her son's wish would ever materialize, let alone in less than an hour.

"I'm crying from happiness," Duciaume wrote in a post. "My little warrior really deserves [to watch the Habs play], it wasn't easy, these past few months."

A request has been made to the Montreal Canadiens for Awashish to meet Price at the game.

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