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Delilah

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SPORT

Hockey

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AGE

Nine

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TEAM

Oshawa Lady Generals

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LOCATION

Oshawa, Ontario

What do you want to celebrate about your athlete?

Delilah has been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and encopresis. Delilah is very high needs and we thought competitive sports was something she would never be able to do. One day, we were approached after a hockey skills lesson by the Oshawa Lady Generals. I explained to them what her struggles were, expecting them to wave me off, but instead, we were embraced.

 

They did everything they could to make sure Delilah was able to play. She was always interested in becoming a goalie, but I tried to steer her away (being concerned about her attention issues). One day, her coach let her try it and she’s never wanted to play any other position since!

 

Delilah has shown determination and strength she has never before shown in any activity!

 

She prepared for this season by attending Puckwarriors Goaltending School through Can LAN with the help of some pretty amazing coaches. Delilah is now U11/Atom going into her third season as a goalie.

 

Despite someone new in the league expressing concerns about her disability and putting up barriers (although I don’t believe intentional, just ignorance) Delilah played her very first game of the season the day before her 9th birthday and won the Golden Moment Player of the Game!

 

Everyone is so incredibly proud of how far she has come and how her love for the game has pushed her to achieve things we never thought possible!

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"Delilah’s perseverance, determination, and hard work have allowed her to overcome barriers of her disability. She is amazing!"

- Mom

What life skills do you see your athlete learning through sports?

Delilah is learning teamwork, pushing through challenges, hard work, and becoming an ice hockey goalie!

What is a character trait your Athlete has that you adore?

Delilah is very empathetic and caring. She loves animals and does not like to harm bugs. She loves hugs, cuddling, and showing off her Guinea pigs.

Besides sports, what does your Athlete aspire to be?

Delilah loves LOL Dolls, Littlest Pet Shop figurines, and aspires to one day be a YouTuber!

Tell us one thing you want your athlete to know.

Delilah should know just how proud we are of her for all her accomplishments.

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Who do you look up to?

Delilah loves her coaches, teammates, other older athletes, and her parents, brother, and grandparents.

 

What do you love about sports?

 Delilah loves her teammates, her coaches, and being a goalie!

 

What do you do in your spare time?

Delilah loves to play Roblox, LOL Dolls, and LPS. She also loves chatting with her friends on Kids Messenger or going to her cottage and playing in the forest.

Congratulations, Delilah!

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