Here at Northwood University, we pride ourselves in our close, family atmosphere. A great example of the Northwood Family in action is the Men’s Hockey Team. Northwood student and hockey player Nick Nawrocki’s father, Mike, was recently diagnosed with an incurable but treatable form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma called Waldenstrom. Mike started chemotherapy back in February, and due to Nick’s hockey schedule, he was not able to visit home to see his dad.
When Nick arrived at the rink to get ready for one of his hockey games, he found that a teammate had ordered patches, sewn them on each jersey, and adorned each helmet with decals that said “NawROCKi STRONG” in support of Nick and his father.
The Nawrocki family had this to say when they saw this grand gesture of support:
“Words cannot express what this has meant to us. What an incredible gesture of love, respect, honor, and support. We are so blessed that our son is supported by such great people. What an incredible group of young men to think beyond themselves and do this for our son and our family. Thank you Northwood for everything you do to make this school a place that attracts such incredible young people. We are beyond blessed.”
These students went above and beyond to GO M.A.D. (Go Make A Difference). They have touched the lives of Nick’s family and are a great representation of the values we strive to instill in our students. This type of pack pride is what makes our Northwood Family so special and so unique.
Have a great weekend!