Rodion Amirov's Agent Shares Insights On Young Star's Last Months

Tyler Ball
August 16, 2023  (10:34)

Rodion Amirov was taken from the world far too soon on Monday at the age of 21.

Over the past couple of days the hockey world has been shocked and saddened by this news.
After his passing his agent Dan Milstein shared what the last few months looked like for Amirov in his fight against brain cancer.

Amirov's Fight

Rodion Amirov was first diagnosed with a brain tumor almost two years ago. He had been battling the horrible disease valiantly by all accounts.
There were not many reports on his updated condition recently which is why his passing was such a shock.
Dan Milstein his agent in a statement revealed how bad things had gotten in recent months.
Even still with the disease worsening and the prognosis being less hopeful, Amirov maintained a positive attitude. He reportedly even lost his ability to walk due to the disease.
"The worsening of the disease happened in October 2022. At that time, doctors in Toronto gave Rodion only six months. It was a fourth-degree cancer - a brain tumor.

He returned to Russia, where doctors in Skolkovo fought for his life for another 10 months. But two weeks ago, they were powerless.

Then they came to the decision to take Rodion to Germany, where there was a last, ghostly chance for treatment. And now he was gone...

But the boy fought on. For a year and a half, since February 2022, no matter how bad it was for him, when he could not walk and lost his sight, he never complained about anything.

He came to Toronto in October, not just to get treatment, but to train. He really wanted to get back into hockey.

As I remember, I got a call from Toronto general manager Kyle Dubas along with Canadian doctors at 1:18 a.m.: 'Come get the boy, accompany him to his home country. If you don't get him now, he may never come home again.' It got very serious.....

We drove from the airport to my place in Miami to pack. We spent two days at the beach so the guy could unwind. I asked him, 'Rodion, how are you?' - 'I'm fine, more worried about my parents.'

He only thought of others. He didn't whine, he fought. And he tried to face each day with a positive attitude, with a smile.

Although he lost his eyesight about six months ago and couldn't walk." - Milstein on Amirov's worsening state

Amirov Selfless Even In The Face Of A Stage 4 Brain Tumor

The quote from Milstein really shows the courage and strength that Amirov had. Even when he lost his physical health his mind could not and would not be broken.
Having a level four brain tumor would break so many people but from the reports Amirov did not want the focus on himself and never complained.
He even worried more about his parents than he was about himself. This is a young man who should be celebrated and honored for his fight.
Rodion Amirov's agent reveals how bad things had gotten for the 21-year-old over the last 6 months
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