Back in October, a hockey fan and med student in Seattle named Nadia Popovici went to see the Seattle Kraken play the Vancouver Canucks . . . and ended up saving a guy’s life.
She was sitting behind the Canucks’ bench when she noticed a weird MOLE on the assistant equipment manager’s neck. So she typed a message to him on her phone . . . showed it to him through the glass . . . and he took it seriously.
His name is Brian Hamilton, and it turned out she was right. It was melanoma, but he had it removed, and he’s okay. He posted about it on the Canucks’ Twitter page on Saturday, trying to figure out who Nadia was so he could thank her. Now the Canucks and Kraken are giving her a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for medical school.
— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) January 2, 2022