The New York Islanders lost a close friend, 17-year-old Fenov Pierre-Louis. Anders Lee grew extremely close to Fenov with his Kancer Jam tournaments.
These things are never easy. A 17-year-old dying from cancer just doesn’t seem fair. During his short time on this planet, Fenov inspired many, including New York Islanders, left winger Anders Lee who he was very close with.
For the last few years, Anders Lee does this Kancer Jam tournament where he raises money to fight against Pediatric Cancer.
In March of 2017, Lee wrote this beautiful Players Tribune article titled “Hockey Players Aren’t Tough”. An eye-popping headline for sure, but he goes onto explain how tough his friend Fenov is.
Fenov was battling cancer ever since he was nine years old. For eight years he fought bravely every single day, and he did so with a smile on his face. Lee was able to have Fenov at Islander games, and more specifically at the Kancer Jam where his teammates were able to hear Fenov give a speech.
He was a great kid, and the Islanders had a close bond with him. Fenov will be missed by many, and my thoughts and prayers go out to Fenov’s family in this tough time.
Unfortunately, tragedies like this really put things in perspective. We have it so easy, and yeah we can sometimes pick on the Islanders but because of all the charitable work that all the guys do this is a very easy group to root for.
RIP Fenov, you will be missed.
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