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Hockey has Heart
35500 Eight Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48335  

Remembering Denny Wheeler, a true Hockey Guy

Jul 21, 2015 05:20 pm
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About Jacob…

Jun 13, 2015 06:49 am
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Jacob Timmerman Golf Outing

Jun 13, 2015 06:44 am
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You may pay for your tickets to the golf outing by using your credit card.  Please follow the instructions on the “How Can I Donate” tab, be sure to add “Timmerman Golf Outing” as special instructions.  You will need to use a personal computer to pay for your tickets.  PayPal’s mobile app doesn’t support special instructions.  Please remember to complete the sign up sheet, notate “paid on-line” and return it to Anne Goudy.

Downriver hockey supports Timmerman Family

May 18, 2015 12:26 am
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The downriver hockey community broke  bread and dined on spaghetti together yesterday at Yack arena for 15 year old, Jacob Timmerman.


Hockey has heart would like to thank the parents and players of the Wyandotte Bears for hosting such a wonderful event.  Special thanks to neighboring varsity teams from Woodhaven and Riverview for their participation.  Bears JV and Varsity baseball teams were also on-site to show their support.


Donations can be made by check to Hockey has Heart or by credit cards.  All funds raised will go towards Jacob’s medical treatments.



Jacob Timmerman

May 08, 2015 06:15 pm
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Benefit Dinner for Jacob Timmerman

Jacob Timmerman, 15, the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears, goalie has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Jacob is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments at University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital.

Hockey has Heart is raising funds to assist the Timmerman family with medical expenses. All donations made to Hockey has Heart are fully tax deductible and the family will receive 100% of the funds raised.

To make a donation, please follow the instructions listed on the “How can I Donate” page.  Please include Jacob’s name when making your donation.  You can use your credit card using PayPal or mail your check to Hockey has Heart at 33000 Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI  48335.

The meaning behind our name…

Apr 02, 2015 03:29 pm
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April 2, 2015

As most of our supporters know, Hockey has Heart (HHH) was formed back in 2002 when a hockey dad, Terry Gould, was in need of a heart transplant.  Volunteers from the Farmington Hills Hockey Association where Terry’s son, Brian, played hockey got together to raise a few funds for the Gould Family.  Word spread like wild fire and before you knew it, a formal gala was planned, silent and live auction items and amazing baskets were donated and HHH began.  I should tell you that shortly after our first event Terry received his heart and today is a picture of health!  When I think back I am amazed by the spirit and generosity of Michigan hockey families.

Fast forward to March 21, 2015 and the story repeats itself.  This time our hero is Shane Dwyer, a 27 year old professional in the beginning of his career.  Shane was severely injured in a snowboarding accident and loss the use of his legs. Shane’s family, friends, colleagues, former classmates and of course, the hockey community came together to raise funds for Shane’s medical and rehabilitation expenses.  As of today, after expenses, Shane will receive approximately $275,000 with money still rolling in.  While the sum is very large, over Shane’s lifetime expenses could run well into the millions.

We’d like to thank Orchard St. Mary’s for their generosity and support, corporate sponsors, donors, event participants and all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly on Shane’s behalf.  Our Michigan hockey community came through again when one of our own needed help.

Shane’s has shown great determination and courage;  an inspiration to us all.

The generosity and love shown continues to amaze.  On behalf of Shane, the Dwyer family and Hockey has Heart, thank you!

Most sincerely,

Lucy Oakleaf, President

Hockey has Heart


Tyler Keller

Mar 01, 2015 11:33 am
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Hockey has Heart just learned that Tyler Keller who graduated last year and played goalie for Huron High School, was seriously injured in an automobile accident on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Tyler’s mother is tending to him now and his father will be joining them shortly.  What we do know is that he has brain, lung and spinal cord injuries. He has no feeling from his waist down.   Look for more information on Tyler on the Hockey has Heart Facebook page.

In the meantime, if you wish to donate to assist Tyler and his family through these difficult days ahead, please do so through this website.  Hockey has Heart is a qualified 501(c)3 charity.  HHH absorbs all credit card and PayPal fees out of our general fund so 100% of your tax deductible donation will reach the family.

Please be sure if using PayPal, to note that your contribution is to be directed to Tyler Keller.  The PayPal mobile app doesn’t have a comment section so please send us a quick email with your instructions or use the full PayPal website instead.  Check’s made payable to Hockey has Heart should be mailed to 35500 Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI  48335.

Feb 10, 2015 02:46 pm
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Shane Dwyer

Jan 15, 2015 06:23 am
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Hockey has Heart has teamed up with Shane Dwyer’s family and friends to assist him with his medical and living expenses.  We’ve learned only too well how an injury like Shane’s impact every facet of his life.

Shane Dwyer started his hockey career as a Farmington Fire in 1995, and it was love at first lace up. His hockey career led him down a path where coaches, teammates, and competitors became friends for life. At St. Mary’s he helped lead the team to a State Championship in 2005, and got to travel to Prague that same year to play on European ice. He continued playing throughout college at Michigan State in night leagues, and still took the late ice times after work at KPMG to engage in the sport he loves.

As many of you know, Shane was recently paralyzed in a snowboarding crash. His iron will, positive spirit, and awesome determination as he goes beast mode on his physical therapy at RIM in Detroit is a testament to the man that he is. As Shane puts it “What I’ve lost in ability of body, I am fortunate to have in ability of mind and soul.  The best memories in my life have been spent sharing connections with family and friends, regardless of any activity at hand.  I have not lost the ability to continue this, and I am grateful for that.  Plus, I still plan on dominating many activities.    It will be a hectic year of “firsts” for me as I enter this new stage in my life.  I expect it will bring ups and downs, good days and bad, but in remembering your love and support, I WILL succeed.  I hope that through your support, I can also inspire you in overcoming your personal challenges and accomplishing your goals.”

As you can see, his outlook despite his circumstances is one that is unmatched.  Your gracious donation will be used towards medical bills, continued physical therapy and living adaptations.  More information to follow regarding an Auction Event.  For questions, please reach out to Shane’s family at  Much appreciation and love to his hockey family, who has been there always and whom we will forever count as friends.

If you are interested in donating funds to assist Shane with ongoing medical expenses, please follow the instructions found on the “donate” tab.  Be assured Hockey has Heart will cover all credit card and other processing fees.  If using PayPal’s mobile app you won’t have an option to let us know you want your donations to go specifically for Shane’s expenses.  Please use standard PayPal app or send us an email message informing us of your intentions.  Thank you!


A message to our supporters

Oct 09, 2014 06:23 am
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On behalf of all the volunteers, directors and officers of Hockey has Heart, we would like to thank you for your continued support.  For more than ten years, with your contributions we have helped Michigan hockey families through very difficult times.  We have always maintained controls to ensure expenses are kept to a minimum and funds are only distributed to those in need.

If you have any questions regarding our processes please contact me at

Most sincerely,

Lucy Oakleaf, President