One of the most popular players in Vancouver Canucks history, Gino Odjick, made a surprise appearance today.
He emerged from Vancouver General Hospital in a wheelchair to greet hundreds of fans who had gathered outside to send him well wishes.
Odjick, 43, is suffering from a terminal heart condition and has been told he may only have weeks to live.
An Algonquin from Quebec, he has inspired First Nations youth across the country by visiting many aboriginal communities.
In a recent open letter to friends, teammates, and fans, Odjick declared that he would like to hear the chant "Gino! Gino!" one more time.
Today, his wish came true.