PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – When the Penguins host the Philadelphia Flyers at CONSOL Energy Center on Sunday night, they’ll have a special guest in attendance.
Noah Brocklebank was the subject of a recent “On the Road” segment by CBS News reporter Steve Hartman.
Noah, a native of Columbia, Md., was going through a really hard time. Suffering from depression, Noah announced online his plan to take his own life on his birthday.
Noah told CBS News: “Just felt like everything was worthless. My life was terrible. I had no one.”
Noah’s mother took to social media to ask for help; and help soon arrived in the form of thousands upon thousands of letters to Noah with words of care and encouragement.
What caught the eye of several Penguins players was a Marc-Andre Fleury shirt on Noah’s back.
Fleury and several other Penguins became the latest to send Noah their wishes, and the Pens have invited Noah to attend Sunday’s game, stop by during the team’s morning skate and get a chance to meet Fleury face-to-face.
“And he lives in Washington, so that was pretty surprising,” said Fleury. “It’ll be nice to get to meet him.”
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“We’re happy that he’s a Penguins’ fan. I thought that was pretty cool, he was wearing Flower’s tee-shirt,” said Sidney Crosby, the Penguins’ captain. “There’s a lot of good people out there that are willing to help. So, it’s nice that we’re able to be a part of that a little bit.”
They’ll get the chance to be just the latest to tell Noah that he has a lot to live for.