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Penguins send Stanley Cup to surprise 6-year-old girl with leukemia

Darran Dunlap, diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in November, received visit from iconic trophy

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The Pittsburgh Penguins keep doing right by Darran Dunlap.

The 6-year-old Pittsburgh native, who is battling leukemia, had a guest visitor Saturday: the Stanley Cup -- along with Penguins equipment manager Danny Knoll.

Tweet from @colin_dunlap: Beyond words the happiness Pens equipment man Danny Kroll brought to our family today -- particularly daughter Darran who has leukemia. pic.twitter.com/L7LFtkWOhg

Dunlap is the daughter of Pittsburgh radio personality Colin Dunlap, who wrote a heartfelt letter to the city after Darran was diagnosed in November. Tears flowed at the Dunlap household when Darran received the trophy from Penguins equipment manager Danny Kroll.

Tweet from @colin_dunlap: I haven't cried much through Darran's cancer. When they surprised our 6yo, hockey and Pens crazy daughter with a Stanley Cup visit, I did. pic.twitter.com/E2nYSo1FF2

Dunlap's visit from the Cup came less than three months after she received a note and an autographed puck from Penguins owner Mario Lemieux.

Lemieux had Hodgkin's lymphoma during his playing career with the Penguins in 1993 but was able to recover and continue his career.

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