Global News reports that METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich took part in a virtual meeting with a two-year Canadian fan who is suffering from a rare type of cancer.
Milan Rossignol received a call from the METALLICA drummer last Thursday (June 17) after doctors at the Montreal Children’s Hospital launched a Twitter campaign requesting a meeting with the band. Milan is a patient in the hospital’s intensive care unit where he’s been receiving his treatments.
Milan is unable to speak due to a severe form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis, however the young metal fan’s face “lights up” whenever METALLICA videos are played on the computer,” says Dr. Sharon Abish, a pediatric oncologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
“He doesn’t speak but he has a way of communicating his desires, things he’s happy about, things he’s not happy about,” Abish said. “He gets so excited every time METALLICA gets on the screen and dad and him just rock and roll and they just have a great time.”
During the virtual meeting, Ulrich spoke to Milan and his parents, Yannick Rossignol and Catherine Perreault, as well as Milan’s siblings.
“Milan mad a big smile when he realized that Lars [was speaking] to him,” said Yannick Rossignol. “To see him like this with a beautiful smile for us, it’s very amazing.”
Earlier today, Lars took to his Instagram to write: “Grateful to have one of our youngest fans, 2-year-old Milan, his mom Catherine, dad Yannick and siblings Coralie and Loïc as part of the METALLICA Family.
“So touched that our music makes a difference through these challenging times for all of you.
“Loved connecting via Zoom – sending much love to you all as well as Dr. Goloff and your medical team from here in San Francisco.”
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