On Monday, three-time leukemia survivor Johnny Van Kemp, a North Carolina native who is in town for treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, had a meet-and-greet with several Flyers in their locker room.
The players’ advice to the 15-year-old Van Kemp?
“Everyone said keep your head up,’’ Van Kemp said. “Be positive. Keep smiling. Never give up. I see everything differently now. This experience is just unreal. I just look at life amazingly right now.’’
Thankfully, Van Kemp recently was diagnosed as being in remission.