Islanders fan with cancer who lost parents receives playoff tickets from team owner

Islanders owner Jon Ledecky knocked on Clive’s door to invite him and his friends to be guests at the owner’s box and owner's facility for the playoffs.

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2021, 10:24 PM

Updated 1,063 days ago

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An Islanders fan who has brain cancer received the surprise of his life when he found out that he would be at Nassau Coliseum for the start of the playoffs next Thursday.
Massapequa’s Colin Clive has been battling brain cancer for three years. In January, he lost his support system when both of his parents died within days of one another.
“I lost both my parents, and going through this cancer battle has been horrible,” Clive says.
Islanders owner Jon Ledecky knocked on Clive’s door to invite him and his friends to be guests at the owner’s box and owner's facility for the playoffs.
“The fans should know that our teammates on the Islanders truly care about the community,” Ledecky says. “The players are obviously getting ready for the Penguins series, so they can’t be here personally. So, they’ve asked me to come.”
A GoFundMe page for Clive has raise more than $800,000, but the memories the Islanders and his high school friends made Friday were priceless.
His friend, Brendan Schroeder, says it was “so incredible” that they thought of Clive. “I’m at a loss for words in a good way,” Clive says.


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