Drew Rushton, the Spirit of Steamboat Springs, CO

This past week, a dear friend of our hometown community lost their 10 year old boy, Drew, to pulmonary veno-occlusive disease caused by aplastic anemia, both are very rare diseases.  This bright young boy was a pillar in the community, leaving positive energy everywhere he went. He was especially passionate about his hockey, so much that his family helped create a hockey team, The Vikings, as a tribute to Drew and his love for the sport. Playing as a Viking comes with no financial burden, and the only expectation is that all players work as hard as they can, play with discipline and character and understand the history of the team and why it was formed and display the strength required to fight life’s battles. Drew’s family believes everything happens for a reason and will continue to keep Drew’s positive energy alive through The Vikings and beyond.

https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/family-celebrates-sons-love-of-hockey-family-friends/

https://www.craigdailypress.com/news/family-friends-celebrate-life-of-young-hockey-player-claimed-by-rare-medical-condition/

https://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/12/10/steamboat-springs-most-generous-gofund-me/

https://www.oldtownhotsprings.org/drew/

This year, in appreciation our annual customer and friends, we will be donating to Drew’s cause in hopes of helping with the family’s recovery and future research of the diseases that took Drew too soon.

If you would like to donate to Drew’s cause, follow this link https://www.gofundme.com/drew-rushton-memorial-fund

 

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