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Bryan Bickell shares the heartbreaking story behind his MS diagnosis

The three-time Stanley Cup champion is a true warrior on and off the ice.

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In his truly breathtaking piece for The Players’ Tribune, former Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell shares the heartbreaking tale of learning about his multiple sclerosis diagnosis from doctors and sharing the news with his family. It’s a gut-wrenching story that really brings to light the toughness in the man they call “Bicks”.

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I stared into the rearview mirror, looking at my peaceful, sleeping girls. It was one of the worst moments of my life … but in this weird way, I would have given anything for it to last forever. My wife was still walking up to the building, still a minute or two away from learning the news. My daughters were still sound asleep, still unaffected by any of the awfulness of the world. And their dad, well, he was sick but still not sick — still a hockey player, still healthy, still able, still O.K. He was still watching over them, and still taking care of them. He was still right there with them.

Incredible. Heartbreaking. You have to feel for this guy. While his NHL career may be over, we have no doubt that he’ll fight with everything he’s got, just like he did in the NHL.

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