It was a night of wings, and wishes, for clay high school freshman, Kyle Cannon, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Oregon Wednesday.
Teammate and friend, Derek Berg said of Kyle, "I just hope he can stand and maybe play goal and still have the love for it."
Kyle's varsity hockey career ended in a tournament over Thanksgiving. His step-mom, Laurie Cannon, says, "Kyle was in the corner and he was looking down and a kid came and chucked him and he hit head first and it happened right in front of us."
At that point, Laurie and her husband, Jim, knew it was bad news on the boards.
Laurie says, "He just laid there, until EMS got there and they had to cut off his jersey, pants and take him by ambulance to (the) hospital."
Kyle's friends, family and fans are helping him fight his aggressive match with paralysis. When a team dad found out what happened to Kyle, he organized this fundraiser to help pay for the family's medical costs. Along with personal donations, Buffalo Wild Wings donated 10 percent from every sale Wednesday night.
David Shaheen is the team captain. He says, "It was a big loss, it's late in the season and we don't have him."
Although Kyle can't lift a hockey stick now, loved ones say he's getting stronger every day.