Hockey legend Pat LaFontaine gives signed hockey stick to teen with rare heart defect
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NEW HYDE PARK - A hockey legend scored big today by giving a special gift to a boy with a heart condition.
Cord Lehman is just recovering from surgery at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park.
Since birth, the 17-year-old has been treated for Tetrology of Fallot, a rare heart defect that changes the normal flow of blood through the heart.
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Through connections with friends at the hospital, hockey great Pat LaFontaine presented Cord with an autographed stick.
LaFontaine says Cord is a big Islanders fan, and his mother is a Rangers fan. The hockey legend played for both New York teams.