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Terrace boy gets his wish granted

Jack Armstrong is ready to play on his own hockey rink, which was his wish from the Make-a-Wish Foundation. - CONTRIBUTED
Jack Armstrong is ready to play on his own hockey rink, which was his wish from the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
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A local boy who’s spent the past two years undergoing treatment for leukemia has had his wish granted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Jack Armstrong, who was diagnosed with the most common type of leukemia in children, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, just eight days after his third birthday in February 2012, received what he wanted most this past February.

“Jack just got his wish last month. There were a few glitches in the production and it was revealed to him last minute,” said his mom Taryn.

“He got his very own synthetic ice rink in the backyard....perfect for the hockey nut he is.”

When he was two-and-a-half, he had “ice” on his wish list to Santa, and has always had a love for hockey so when he got to make a wish there was no question as to what he wanted: his own mini rink, said Taryn.

“He starts kindergarten in September and has enjoyed his first year of hockey in Timbits,” she added. Jack will be finished chemo treatment in May 2015. Afterward, he will still have to get monthly blood tests, stay on oral medication and make visits to Vancouver on a regular basis but at least the bulk of the nasty stuff will be finished, said Taryn.

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