Former Habs forward child diagnosed with incurable brain tumour

Published February 20, 2022 at 3:46 PM

As a parent this is difficult for me to write, first and foremost my heart goes out to the entire White Family.

Ryan White played 300+ NHL games with 4 different teams, over his career White was never one to shy away from a fight, but now his family has a different kind of fight on their hands.

It is with incredibly sad hearts that we announce that on Friday, February 18, 2022, Ryan and Sarah White received the life-altering news that their first born, Gordie Joseph Ryan White, has been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour, DIPG.

DIPG is an aggressive form of brain cancer, most commonly found in children ages 7-10. It has a 0% survival rate.

Gordie is not only the light of his parents', sister Molly's, and family's lives, but he leaves a significant impact on everyone he meets. He is a happy, loving, comedic, witty and charming little boy.

He has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on his world in the three and a half short years he's been with us, and will continue to for his remaining months and forever after. Sarah, Ryan and their families are dedicated to making every day count and will ensure that Gordie continues to live an extremely happy and full life while he can.

In order to help Gordie gain a little more time with all of us, he is getting ready to start 6 weeks of radiation treatment. We have set up this Go Fund Me to support Sarah and Ryan, and to hopefully relieve a tiny amount of the stress that they are under.

Their families thank you for all of your love and support. We ask that we respect their privacy at this time.

Many members of the NHL Family have already contributed to this GoFundMe including Carey Price, Luke Schenn, Ryan Ellis, Sean Couturier and many others.

If you're able to give the GoFundMe can be found at the link below.

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