Flyers share the ice with a special young fan

VORHEES, N.J. (WPVI) -- A very special boy had a very special wish come true on the ice.

8-year-old Liam Idzi joined his favorite team, the Philadelphia Flyers, during Wednesday morning practice in Vorhees, New Jersey.

Idzi has severe cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. And even though he lives in Wisconsin, he roots for the Flyers - especially his favorite player, Jake Voracek.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation flew Liam and his family to the Flyers Skate Zone to make them all honorary Flyers for the day.

The team showed Liam and his three brothers around the rink, and even gave them signed jerseys.

Liam's mom, Elizabeth Idzi, says even though he can't smile, she knows he's just beaming inside.

She explains, "Liam spent at least 45 days in the hospital this year, and to be in a fun environment where he can do something he enjoys instead of in hospital having treatment and being sick, for other kids to be able to support Liam in doing something he can do, it's just wonderful family bonding. The whole community has come together."

Jake Voracek has also arranged for the family to attend Thursday night's game against the Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center.

Voracek says he wants to win for Liam, joking that the little guy scored a goal Wednesday, and he hopes to match his record sooner than later this season. null
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