We got some fantastic news on Thursday afternoon when the Philadelphia Flyers tweeted a video of Oskar Lindblom ringing the bell after completing his final radiation treatment.
Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, on December 13, 2019. Less than seven months later, he rang the bell.
The support that Lindblom received throughout his battle has been incredible. Fans, players, and teams around the league all rallied around Oskar following his diagnosis.
Lindblom posted the video on his Instagram with the following caption:
“Amazing feeling when ringing the bell today! I can’t even explain how thankful I am for the doctors, nurses and everyone else that have helped me these past 6 month’s.”
Seeing Oskar ring the bell is tremendous, and it typical fashion he gave back to the doctors, nurses, and everyone that took care of him.
You can see his smile shining through the mask.
Lindblom was back on the ice with his dog just over a month after the diagnosis.
The encouraging signs continued last week when Lindblom was on the ice with a few of his teammates.
Things got even better today with him ringing the bell.
Oskar has been an inspiration around the Flyers and for people everywhere over the past seven months. That won’t change anytime soon.
Chuck Fletcher and the Flyers released a statement later on Thursday afternoon to congratulate Oskar.
Fletcher seems optimistic about Lindblom playing hockey again: “We look forward to having him rejoin our team in the near future.”
We will always be #OskarStrong.