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Flyers and Michael's Way Partner for Building Hope For Kids Initiative

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers Wives and Michael’s Way are teaming up to remodel the home of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children patient Bisan Abu Ali this winter as part of the Wives’ annual Building Hope For Kids initiative.

Residing in the Feltonville neighborhood of Philadelphia, nine-year-old Bisan is diagnosed with progressive optic pathway glioma. She is currently in a study at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in conjunction with care at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She is a student at the Overbrook School for the Blind.

The Flyers Wives, who have been working since the beginning of the season on the project, will reveal Bisan’s remodeled home to her on Sunday, February 21, at 1 p.m. with Flyers players, coaches, and families in attendance. Flyers Right Winger Wayne Simmonds, along with girlfriend Crystal, are serving as this year’s Building Hope for Kids chairs.

Now in its fifth year, Building Hope for Kids is an annual collaboration between the Flyers Wives and Michael’s Way. The program supports a chronically ill child from a family in need by renovating the child’s home.

Michael’s Way works to improve the lives of children with pediatric cancer and to support their parents struggling under the financial strain of such a devastating diagnosis. Since its inception, Michael’s Way has raised more than $6 million to lessen the financial hardships of hundreds of families whose children are suffering from cancer.

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