Red Wings’ Goalie Jimmy Howard Surprises 20 Year-Old Fan Prior to Her Preventative Double-Mastectomy

Jen Neale:

After losing her mother to breast cancer, Roth underwent testing for the BRCA1 gene mutation. As described by the National Cancer Institute, BRCA1 is "a gene on chromosome 17 that normally helps to suppress cell growth. A person who inherits certain mutations (changes) in a BRCA1 gene has a higher risk of getting breast, ovarian, prostate, and other types of cancer."

The test came up positive; she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation. In her case, the likelihood of her developing breast cancer is at 87-percent. Which is why she decided to undergo the procedure to have both breasts removed.

Here’s the video of the surprise meeting:

Give ‘em hell, Kelly.

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