Toronto Maple Leafs winger Zach Hyman helped try to brighten the day of a fan who could use some cheering up.
A diehard Leafs fan, Toronto native Greg Snoddy experienced a “massive brain bleed” following heart surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital back in August.
“This bleed led to a catastrophic stroke, which has left Greg in a life altering state,” according to the GoFundMe page set up for him. “He was completely paralyzed on his left side, developed cognitive impairment, and sustained significant memory loss.”
Hyman sent a video of encouragement to his “buddy” Greg, wishing him “all the best” on his “road to recovery.”
Greg’s wife, Wendy, had to leave her job to stay with him and help him through the rehabilitation process. However, the modifications necessary for Greg to return home are leading to financial stresses for the Snoddy family.
A GoFundMe page has already raised over $83,000 of the $100,000 goal to help Greg and Wendy with the financial strain that the surgery has taken on the family.