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San Jose Sharks make teen's dream come true

San Jose Sharks Bring Fan to Tears After Fulfilling Lifelong Dream

The San Jose Sharks fulfilled the dreams of a teen, bringing him to tears and warming the hearts of everyone that hears his story. Sam Tageson, 17, is a lifelong Sharks fan, and despite a life threatening heart condition that leaves him with only two heart chamber rather than four, Sam has played hockey since the age six.

The Sharks Foundation teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to do something special for the teen: they offered him a one-day contract.

Sam had the chance to practice with the team, meet the team's general manager and, for the first time in the history of the franchise, a non-player skated out of the trademark shark head at the start of Tuesday's game. To top off an amazing day, the SAP Center gave Sam a standing ovation.

After the game Sam told reporters, "No way to top today."

Sam is able to get a heart transplant, but doctors will wait until his situation requires it.

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69Firebird March 20 2014 at 3:45 PM

Classy move by the Sharks from a Penguins fan. Best of luck to Sam.

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doctorwu March 20 2014 at 5:33 PM

great gesture, the sharks now my fav. team

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moparmike74 March 20 2014 at 5:50 PM

Great job Sharks. Too bad this doesn't more often.

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scsnk March 20 2014 at 5:54 PM

Heart felt story! God bless you all!!

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tennisbabe56 March 20 2014 at 6:36 PM

What a great story. I love this. God bless him and I hope he gets his heart transplant and lives a long life.

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joephoenixx March 20 2014 at 6:40 PM

What a classy thing for the Sharks to do!!

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jrwiz1031 March 20 2014 at 6:43 PM

It was wonderful that the Sharks did this for this young boy. Something he will never forget nor will the people who were at the game.

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Melissa March 20 2014 at 6:59 PM

marymarymother is a troll. That person has commented on other post saying nasty things to get reactions.

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sbwestberg March 20 2014 at 7:11 PM

Boom Goes the Dynamite!! THAT's they way to go Sharks!

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