Liam the Fist Bump Kid
You may have seen the viral video of Liam Fitzgerald giving fist pumps to his favourite hockey team, the Boston Bruins. Here is a short article about Liam and another heartfelt video showcasing his strength shown through grave adversity, alongside his passion for his hockey team.
Born with Down Syndrome, Liam already had a tough start to life, but to add to his struggles, he was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was just 4 years old. Thankfully, Liam battled through and in May 2013 was told he was cancer free. Liam was awarded “Man of the Year” on May 21st of this year for raising over $150,000 for LLS blood cancer research, which accompanied his other previous awards such as USA Today’s 2014 Sports Fan of the Year and a hockey card that was made for him by the Boston Bruins.
It all started when Adam McQuaid invited his family to a game after seeing Liam dressed as him for Halloween. Since then Liam helped Patrice Bergeron become the cover for the EA Sports NHL 15 video game and continued attending Bruins games at the TD Garden.
In the video, you can see how his joy permeates everyone around him and that all other fans love seeing him at home games. It’s an amazing story and one that brings a tear to the eye. Watch the ESPN E:60 video of Liam below.