Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom wrapped up his final chemotherapy treatments on Thursday. To celebrate the milestone, Lindblom got to ring the bell at the Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and thank the medical staff that looked after him over the last six months.
Lindblom posed for photos and gifted the nurses with one of his Flyers jerseys.
In December, Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, which is a form of bone cancer. The 23-year old forward was limited to just 30 games this season before being forced to leave the ice due to the disease.
"I can't even explain how I feel," Lindblom told the Flyers official website. "It feels I'm having a birthday, Christmas and all those holidays at the same time. It feels awesome to be done. I can't wait to just get back to normal life again and start feeling like I'm living."
Lindblom had the support from his teammates and several other players from around the NHL. Players even wore #OskarStrong shirts as a show of support shortly following his diagnosis.
"From family to friends to fans, I can't explain how much they've meant to me," Lindblom added. "Especially at the start when it was a rough time and I got all those kind words. It just made me feel so much better, calm, and it really helped along the way."
Last month, Lindblom skated and practiced for the first time since his diagnosis. Even if the 2019-20 NHL season does end up resuming, Lindblom won't be suiting up.