Seattle Kraken fan saves man’s life, get’s lowballed for her trouble.
Last night, while watching the Flyers get absolutely crushed by the Kings, a news story caught my attention.
It was the story of an eagle eyed Seattle Kraken fan saving the life of a Canucks equipment manager by noticing a cancerous mole on his neck. Honestly, it’s an incredible story.
She spotted it through the glass and somehow managed to get his attention long enough to get him to look at her phone where she had typed out that his mole was cancer.
First things first, the story is already ridiculous because of the fact that Brian Hamilton took the time to then go get this mole checked out by a doctor after a random fan warned him via the notes app on her phone. I’m not sure I would have done the same and probably would have shrugged it off.
Unfortunately for the fan, the story gets even more ridiculous after she was identified.
Ahead of last night’s Kraken-Canucks showdown, this fan was identified as Nadia Popovici. Both the Kraken and Canucks made it clear they wanted to thank Nadia for saving Brian “Red” Hamilton’s life.
So imagine my surprise when I found out they had chosen to thank her in quite possibly the stingiest way they could, by simply tossing her a measly 10 grand for med school.
As you may or may not know, med school costs a little bit more than $10,000.00. It actually costs on average over $50,000.00 per year. Meaning that for saving the life of a beloved employee Nadia is being given less than 20% of what she’ll need to pay for her tuition for the next year.
Honestly, if I were Brian Hamilton I’d be a little insulted. Like is that all he’s worth to them?
Adding to the insanity of their lowball reward is the fact that both teams kicked in for it. How badly are these teams doing exactly? Well according to Forbes the Canucks alone are worth 825 million dollars.
And obviously, we know the Kraken have money to burn based on their hiring of that stiff Dave Hakstol.
Don’t tell me they couldn’t have shaken $50 grand loose from their couch cushions and paid for Nadia’s full year in med school. How does nobody step in and say, “Hey, maybe if we’re going to give this woman some money, it should be at least enough to pay for a used SUV.”
I’m sure Nadia is a better person than me, as evidenced by her casually saving a man’s life at an event I almost certainly would have been blackout drunk. She probably is just grateful that she was able to catch the cancer and save Brian Hamilton.
If Nadia can diagnose a man’s cancer through the glass at a hockey rink, she’ll probably do fine for herself as a doctor when she does finally finish med school.
So who really needs that 10 grand anyway?
(Me. I need it.)
Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren