Cancer Stricken Two Year Old Gets Virtual Visit From Metallica’s Lars Ulrich

According to Global News, Lars Ulrich took part in a virtual meeting with a two-year-old Canadian METALLICA fan who suffers from a rare cancer.

Last Thursday, Milan Rossignol, who turns three in August, received a call from the METALLICA drummer after doctors at Montreal Children’s Hospital launched a successful Twitter campaign requesting a meeting with the band. Rossignol is a patient in the intensive care unit of the hospital receiving chemotherapy.

Although Milan cannot verbally express himself because he suffers from a severe form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis, “his face lights up” when METALLICA’s videos are played on the computer,” Dr. Sharon Abish, a pediatric oncologist at Montreal Children’s Hospital, told Global news.

“He doesn’t talk, 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 comes on screen and Dad and he rock ‘n’ roll and they’re just having a blast.”

During the virtual meeting, Ulrich spoke with Milan and his parents, Yannick Rossignol and Catherine Perreault, as well as Milan’s siblings.

Milan smiled when he realized that Lars [was speaking] to him,” said Yannick Rossignol. “To see him like that with a beautiful smile in front of us, it’s very amazing.”

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