Holbrook boy drops ceremonial first puck at Rangers game after completing cancer treatment
A Holbrook boy dropped the first puck before Monday's New York Rangers game as he rang the bell to signify the conclusion of his cancer treatment.
Twelve-year-old Brody Kuenzler says he felt like a star in the greatest city on earth when he went to the middle of the ice at Madison Square Garden.
He was the focus of the pregame ceremony as part of the Rangers' "Hockey Fights Cancer" night.
Kuenzler has been fighting cancer since he was nine and diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.
"It was like having so much pain I was getting poked with so many needles," Kuenzler said
He says at times he felt like he was never going to get home and wanted to so badly.
The constant in his life during the fight was his mother, Theresa Kuenzler, who stood by her son's side when the spotlight was on him at the MSG.
"He got there and was like, 'OK, I can do this as long as you're with me,'" Theresa Kuenzler said.
She says when he went through cancer, the two were attached at the hip.
Brody Kuenzler says he got through his battle with cancer with support from those at Northwell Health