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Inspiring 10-year-old plays in first hockey game following cancer diagnosis

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Colin played in his first hockey game since his diagnosis Wednesday night. (KMOV) Colin played in his first hockey game since his diagnosis Wednesday night. (KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An inspiring 10-year-old returned to the ice this week after battling brain cancer.  

Colin Schlereth started playing hockey at the age of 3, but his life changed when he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in 2014.

Last fall, Colin had to re-learn everything, including how to skate.

“Nobody should be going through this, especially little kids,” Colin said.

Wednesday night, with a full head of hair and a rink full of fans Colin played his first game since his diagnosis.

“You know, he just keeps going,” Rick, Colin’s dad, said. “It’s emotional.”

“I think he’s doing great. I’m glad to see him back on the ice again,” said Colin’s best friend Adam.

Colin even took a penalty shot that came up short, but the crowd didn’t care.

The numbers on the scoreboard were not important because all eyes were on number five.

“To actually see him get back into a game means he won,” Colin’s mom said.

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