Woman delays surgery so she can watch the Stanley Cup playoffs

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:

Shannon McCarthy’s family and friends aren’t too proud to beg.

Shannon, of Stoughton, Mass., has breast cancer and recently doctors found a mass on her pancreas and she really shouldn’t waste any time having surgery to remove it.

But the Boston Bruins are playing for the Stanley Cup and, somehow, she convinced her surgeon at Mass General Hospital to wait until after the playoff series is over.

“I met with my surgeon who was not happy with me but I explained to him it cannot be until the Stanley Cup was over,” McCarthy told WBZ. “I was like, I can’t. It’s the playoffs, then the Cup, then the parade, and then I’ll be in.”

Her family and friends have been campaigning in the media on Facebook not only to get her tickets to the game, but also to wave the Bruins flag before the game starts.

“That would mean the world,” Hannah, her daughter, said. “She’s probably the most deserving person, she might be the craziest Bruins fan I’ve ever met but I think she could really fire that team up.”

When she went to get a cup of morning joe today, a giant iced coffee gave her the world.

Posted by Hannah Carpenter on Friday, May 24, 2019

“This is how I’m getting through every day. Support and the Bruins,” McCarthy said. “I’m going!”

No word on whether she’ll fly the flag.

(h/t: Paul Tosto)

  • boB from WA

    “I was like, I can’t. It’s the playoffs, then the Cup, then the parade, and then I’ll be in.” – I think she’s being overly optimistic. But that’s only ‘cos I’m a Red Wing fan, and really don’t like the Bruins

  • Jo Hayan

    Blues fan here, but man, my allergies must be acting up because I want to see her waving the flag tomorrow night!