Hockey legend Pat LaFontaine gives signed hockey stick to teen with rare heart defect

Through connections with friends at the hospital, hockey great Pat LaFontaine presented Cord with an autographed stick. (6/12/14)

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.

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