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Treatments put on ice during visit with Penguins

Dominic Lettrich, 6, of Gibsonia got his picture taken with his hero, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, during a Make-A-Wish visit to the Penguins' practice facility in Cranberry Township. Submitted Photo

A 6-year-old hockey fan got to trade a hospital room for a hockey rink and skate with the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this month.

Dominic Lettrich of Gibsonia, along with three other Make-A-Wish recipients, had breakfast with the team and skated with the players March 8 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township.

In addition, they were given a tour of the locker room and got their own custom-made hockey sticks, hockey bags filled with team clothing, a jersey with their names and numbers of their choosing, and a helmet signed by the team.

Dominic has neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells, said his mother, Michelle Lettrich, this week from UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh where Dominic was undergoing a week’s worth of immunotherapy treatment.

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