Histiocytosis Survivor Meets Flyers Goalie Carter Hart

carter and carterCarter Hart (right) with Carter Gettler (Flyers Hoodie) and the Gettler Family - Submitted Image

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Two years in the making, Histiocytosis survivor Carter Gettler met with Carter Hart in person after the Flyers game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 8th,2023. Back in 2021, Carter Gettler sent Hart a set of “CocoStrong” bracelets as part of a fundraising for his treatment. To young Carter’s surprise, Hart sent back a signed jersey, and a video message. Now, in 2023, Carter Gettler finally got the chance to meet one of his sports heroes, Carter Hart, in person.

Carter Gettler’s Battle
Carter was first diagnosed with a rare blood cancer known as Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) in the summer of 2020 at the age of 5. He went through a year and a half of treatment and has been finished with chemo since December 29, 2021; though his immune system is still weakened, so he gets sick more than the average 7-year-old.

Histiocytosis (histio) is a rare condition affecting children and adults. It is treated primarily with chemotherapy and radiation. Since it is very rare, funding for research is severely limited. For more information on Histiocytosis, go to www.histio.org.

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