A Seattle Kraken fan is being praised as a hero — and awarded $10,000 — after helping the assistant equipment manager of the Vancouver Canucks identify a cancerous mole on his neck in the middle of a game.
The incident occurred on Oct. 23, in the Kraken's first-ever home game in Seattle.
Popovici, 22, is originally from Canada and said the mole caught her eye because she is soon to be a medical student.
Popovici then held up a note on her phone to the plexiglass behind the Canucks bench, alerting Hamilton and telling him the mole could possibly be cancerous.
The Canucks had posted a callout on Twitter on Saturday trying to find the fan who alerted Hamilton to the mole on the back of his neck.
According to Popovici, she was a Canucks fan growing up but has thrown her support behind the Kraken since moving to Seattle.
He says he got the mole removed half an hour before a game, and subsequent screenings were negative for anything cancerous. »