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Peewee plea, Canucks help

A peewee hockey team's plea for a kidney donor has enlisted some high-profile help.

Members of the Vancouver Minor Hockey Spirit went public last week with a video seeking a kidney donor for their coach, Stephen Gillis.

Now, after more than 375,000 views of the video, the Vancouver Canucks have offered to spread the word, CTV News reports.

"They got in touch during the week and said, 'Hey, we want to invite you guys out, and we're going to give you two suites and an interview during the game," Gillis told CTV.

"I spoke to the transplant clinic last week to just kind of see – the video's going viral, but is anyone actually calling? My understanding is that they're completely overwhelmed," he said.

The video has generated inquiries from across Canada.

Call 1-855-875-5182 to be tested to see if you're a match.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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