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Young Canes fan passes away

Posted August 26, 2008

— A young girl who helped inspire the Carolina Hurricanes during their 2006 Stanley Cup run died Tuesday.

Julia Rowe, 8, died after a long fight with leukemia.

When the Cane’s won the Stanley Cup, Rowe helped cut player Mike Commodore's red hair for a cancer fundraiser.


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  • catwoman1 Aug 27, 2008

    My deepest condolences to the Rowe family. She will always be a ray of sunshine in the hearts of many!

  • ChristaS Aug 27, 2008

    yet ANOTHER sad and unfair story - my desire is that she is with the Lord and will never suffer any further pain. I don't understand why children do suffer so......

  • Proloqour622 Aug 27, 2008

    All out thoughts and prayers to the family of one EXTARORDINARY young lady!!!!

  • Americanpatriot Aug 27, 2008

    greif never goes away, you just learn how to live with the pain day-day.
    i never got to meet this little girl but her story touched my heart as i bet it did a lot of people.

    God Bless her and her family!

  • usharrisons Aug 27, 2008

    This is so incredibly heartwrenching. I well remember this beautiful girl and her "Relentless" motto. Prayers to her family and friends; may you find peace with it.

  • CestLaVie Aug 27, 2008

    Bless your heart, little one. Our prayers are with you, and now, your family & friends.

  • pantheelsfan Aug 27, 2008

    Thoughts and Prayers are with this family during this time of loss... May you RIP sweet lil angel..

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  • arljsl Aug 27, 2008

    May this beautiful little girl rest in peace. Now she is pain free. May god bless the family as they grieve during this time of loss. Thank you canes as you made this little girls day!!! May she rest in the arms of the lord & he will watch over her and take care of her. Just know that you(the family) will see her again someday.
    God Bless You

  • nauticagirl501 Aug 27, 2008

    So sad :( God Bless the family!!!!
    You're in my prayers!