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Wyandotte goalie takes on the fight of his life, battles cancer and returns to the ice

Hockey   | Ben Szilagy

Wyandotte goalie takes on the fight of his life, battles cancer and returns to the ice

 

Wyandotte - Jennifer Timmerman didn’t think anything of her two sons, Jake and Garrett playing basketball in the driveway last Easter Sunday. That is, not until Jake began to develop a cough.

It was a cough that didn’t appear after a few hours of shooting hoops. The cough had been with Jake for much longer than that.

“I always had a bad cough since last hockey season,” Timmerman said. “So I didn’t think anything of it at first.”

Timmerman, 16, is a two-sport athlete at Wyandotte Roosevelt (baseball and hockey). He’s always loved not only playing games, but attending them as well. A few days later after watching the Detroit Red Wings play their last home game of the regular season, Timmerman’s cough worsened.

The cough was so bad that he kept waking up in the middle of the night, complaining of not his cough, but his inability to breathe. He moved from his bedroom, and made his way to his parent’s couch in the living room where he sat there trying to wait the cough out.

The next morning, April 8, Ti