Craig Cunningham makes inspiring return to ice just 4 months after collapse
Tucson Roadrunners captain had a heart attack on Nov. 19
Need some inspiration? Look no further than Craig Cunningham.
Just four months after collapsing from a heart attack on the ice, the Tucson Roadrunners captain laced 'em up and participated in Friday's morning skate.
After all, he's a hockey player.<br><br>Back at it. <a href="https://t.co/QrxdfhRygg">pic.twitter.com/QrxdfhRygg</a>—@RoadrunnersAHL
On Nov. 19, Cunningham suffered cardiac arrest prior to an AHL game vs. the Manitoba Moose and was rushed to hospital.
Prayers for <a href="https://twitter.com/TheAHL">@TheAHL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/RoadrunnersAHL">@RoadrunnersAHL</a> Craig Cunningham tonight <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrayForCunningham?src=hash">#PrayForCunningham</a> <a href="https://t.co/70i79lzPeA">pic.twitter.com/70i79lzPeA</a>—@TCMoulton
Cunningham's heart recovered, but the procedures affected the circulation to his left leg and it was amputated on Christmas Eve.
After a tough road, hours of physical therapy and maintaining high spirits, Cunningham is already back on the ice and smiling more than ever.
The most joyous, memorable morning skate we'll ever have. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDvsTUC?src=hash">#SDvsTUC</a>, 7:05 PM.<br><br>🏒: <a href="https://t.co/3kpXBmBGWp">https://t.co/3kpXBmBGWp</a> <a href="https://t.co/x4mC1PWkNb">pic.twitter.com/x4mC1PWkNb</a>—@RoadrunnersAHL