Coming off a crippling loss, spirits were brighter than usual at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday. After a quick practice, the Flyers celebrated their annual company holiday party with an on-ice skate for everyone.
Injured forward Vinny Lecavalier and Zac Rinaldo surprised 17-year-old Jose Toledo from Northeast Philadelphia, who is battling a tumor on his brain stem, and invited him to the skate.
Lecavalier and Rinaldo posed for photos with Toledo and his family. In conjunction with the Flyers’ Wives and local charity Michael’s Way, the Flyers will help renovate the Toledo family’s house in Wissinoming. The family had no idea the mini Home Makeover was coming.
“We’ll take it and renovate it and probably present it to the family in the month of March,” Michael’s Way representative Chris McElwee said. “We’ll send them away for the week, just like in the show. His bedroom will be refinished with other areas of the house.”