Join family, friends, and hockey greats shoot PUCKS to raise $$$ for a great cause!
Ralph Marziale, a man who has devoted his life to playing and mentoring youth, has developed rare health problems acquiring unforeseen healthcare costs. Join Score 4a Cause throughout it's ongoing event to help raise funds.
Due to COVID and location restrictions event(d) will be held virtually.
August 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - September 17, 2021 - 7:00 PM
$10 / Donation PUCK $50 / Donation PUCK
Winner will be Announced
September 17th 2021
***Evam will be held Virtually
Chance to Win:
2021 - 22 Bruins Tickets
4 Tickets Bruins Alumni Suite
Bio: In 2007, Ralph Marziale was diagnosed with scleroderma. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder that causes a buildup of scar tissue on the skin and internal organs. Unfortunately, this disease attacked his lungs, causing Pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects arteries in the heart and lungs. The scarring blocks the lung’s ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. The vessels that carry blood from your heart to your lungs become hard and narrow. Your heart must work extra hard to pump the blood through. Overtime, your heart weakens and can develop heart failure. After approximately thirteen years of different treatments, Ralphs lungs would start to reject the medication and ultimately fail. Starting in April 2020, Ralph had a series of lung collapses until August 2020. At this point, his Pulmonologist referred him to the transplant team at the hospital University of Pennsylvania. After being on the transplant list for only two weeks, Ralphs lungs were completely failing, and he was airlifted to HUP. As soon as Ralph arrived, he was immediately placed on ECMO (full life support). Ralph would remain on ECMO for two dreadful weeks before his donor finally arrived. On September 23, 2020, Ralph underwent a seven-hour surgery and received his new lungs. Ralphs recovery has been extremely difficult. During his hospitalization of 8 months, he fought through the unthinkable. Ralph was on a feeding tube for 6 months, which was the result of his autoimmune disorder. He fought sepsis and went into cardiac arrest. He fought COVID and pneumonia multiple times and was on a ventilator for months. He had to learn how to eat and talk again. Because of being in bed for so long, he developed myopathy and neuropathy. It has been a long journey of healing and will continue to be. Ralph is currently learning how to walk all over again, but his body is still really fatigue. Nerve and muscle damage can take months or years to heal. On the bright side, his lungs seem to be working great and hopefully continue to do so. Ongoing physical therapy is a must in order to regain the strength he once had. Continued prayers and support are greatly appreciated. Thank you!