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In April 2012, Katie Urbanic Moore found out she had a rare form of liver cancer. Her husband Dominic Moore left his job, playing hockey during the playoffs. Dominic stayed by his wife’s side until Katie passed away on January 7, 2013. Now as a member of the New York Rangers, Dominic Moore plays in the Stanley Cup Final with his wife’s memory forever in his heart and mind. Katie and Dominic Moore on their wedding day July 3, 2010. The type of cancer Katie Moore had was so rare there was not chemotherapy treatment in existence; Katie could only hope to survive with experimental trial treatments. Scans and a biopsy would confirm the worst when doctors told Katie she had fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. This type of cancer often strikes younger people and by the time doctors found it, it has spread to the lymph nodes; further exams found tumors elsewhere in Katie’s body. The morning after doctors made their discovery, Katie underwent an eight-hour surgery to removed her stomach, gallbladder and all the lymph nodes in her abdomen. “She had no hesitation whatsoever. She was incredible,” her husband recalls. Katie and Dominic Moore. Being athletes, quit was not a word either Katie or Dominic understood or accepted. Katie was from a small Minnesota town where she was selected for the Olympic regional soccer team. Later, she went on to play at Harvard University where she would meet her future husband and the couple would plan a family together. “Neither of us would ever admit defeat. It’s not in our natures,” said Dominic. Asked in March 2013 if that attitude comes from being athletes, he replied, “I don’t think it has to do with being an athlete. At the end of the day, sports is about whether you win or you lose. But none of us is getting out of here alive. It’s about the character, the spirit you show. People like Lance Armstrong are called a winner because they beat cancer. But millions of people who fight, and even fight harder than most, still die from cancer.” The Moores on their Wedding Day, July 3, 2010. By late November, Katie when into the hospital for the last time; she was weak and unable to speak, Dominic right by her side holding her hand. In the last few hours of her life Dominic tried to get up; but “she squeezed my hand. So I sat right back down,” he recalled. Doctors tried to give her drugs to help her sleep; “But they didn’t work. She had this inhuman strength. She was afraid that if she closed her eyes, she wouldn’t wake up,” Dominic remembered. Katie passed away with her eyes wide open at the age of 32. Dominic recalled being taking on a scavenger hunt. He and Katie loved to play Scrabble; one day she led him around the house as he searched for letters. At the end he used them to spell out, “Will you marry me?” “We were incredibly lucky to have the relationship we had. We had something special … Pure unadulterated love. Every day, we were grateful to have each other.”     Katie’s neon outfit reflects her vibrant love of life. (Image from The Katie Moore Foundation ( carries on her spirit.  Founded by Katie’s mother Joyce Urbanic, they help patients and their families who are dealing with rare cancers through research, advocacy and community.  The organization uses a logo made up of three neon colors inspired by photos and memories of Katie. As the website explains, “Shortly after an extensive surgery in April of 2012, Katie got a pair of neon sneakers. She chose these glowing shoes because she thought they’d put a smile on people’s faces. She was right. Wherever she went in the following months, people noticed her sneakers and commented enthusiastically. Seeing her strategy work, Katie added other neon items to her wardrobe. Soon, people at hospitals and wherever she went anticipated her arrival with joy—uplifted by a young cancer patient whose shoes and whole spirit glowed.  Our neon logo reflects Katie’s vibrant love of life.” Katie Moore Foundation Logo. Prior to this season, Dominic Moore signed by the New York Rangers, the team that originally drafted him in 2000 out of Harvard. Moore scored the game-winning goal last Thursday night that put the New York Rangers into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1994.  In January 2014, the National Hockey League put together a video about Katie and Dominic Moore and his return to hockey.  Here is a link.              

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