"Suneel's Light" shines bright

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) - Suneel Ram loves hockey almost as much as he loves his hockey brothers.

Suneel is living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or DMD.  It's a disease that only affects boys and right now there is no cure.

 

But Suneel, the namesake of Suneel's light Foundation, is looking to make a difference.

 

"It's important to raise awareness and raise money so we can help find a cure and make life easier for people with Duchenne," said Suneel. 

On Sunday, the Niagara University Club Hockey team honored Suneel before announcing the line-ups, and brought him up to the booth to do what he loves, announce the game. 

"As long as I'm breathing, I'm going to continue this." said Russel.

To Suneel, Jeannine Russel goes by Aunt Jeannine. Over the past decade, she has made it her mission to raise awareness about his condition. 

Aunt Jeannine is something of a mother figure to the team, she says she has watched Suneel touch each player's life.  "They adore him and he adores them, it's just a bond of love that's unbreakable. It's just heartwarming to see," said Russel.

Suneel's tribute on Sunday helped raise awareness and money for his foundation.  Money donated to Suneel's light goes to finding a care for DMD.

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