Sharks’ Evander Kane shares heartbreaking message

SAN JOSE — Sharks forward Evander Kane shared Thursday that his daughter, Eva, passed away recently during his wife’s pregnancy.

In a statement released via his twitter account, Kane said, “I would like to thank everyone who has reached out to my wife and I during this extremely difficult time. Over the weekend, our daughter, Eva, at 26 weeks, passed away. As expecting parents, this past week has broken us.

“We’ve received a ton of support from family and friends, and we truly want to thank them. We would also like to thank our Sharks Family for their support, compassion, and allowing me to be with my family during this time.

“My family and I are heartbroken. Words cannot express how excited we were to welcome our baby girl into the world and watch her grow. Eva, you have been the absolute biggest blessing of our lives and we are all so grateful for all the joy you brought us in such a short amount of time.

“You gave us all, especially your mom and I, something to be incredibly excited about. And though you are devastated that you couldn’t stay with us longer, your mom and I will always cherish the time we had with your beautiful soul. Your spirit will give us strength, your love will give us comfort. We will love you forever.”

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Author: Curtis Pashelka