Dropkick Murphys surprise three-year-old cancer patient with private performance

By Shannon Sweeney — / Death Wish Coffee Blog

Dropkick Murphys perform special show for "The Mighty Quinn"

Members of Dropkick Murphys surprised a Weymouth, Massachusetts toddler recovering from brain surgery with a performance that included the band's hit "Shipping Up To Boston" and more. 

Quinn Waters, also called "The Mighty Quinn," is a three-year-old boy who recently had had a stem cell transplant and surgery to remove a brain tumor. He is unable to leave his home because of his compromised immune system while he recovers.

Members of the band Dropkick Murphys perform outside of the home of a three-year-old cancer patient
Photo source: WCVB Boston

Because of this, police officers, dancers, and even a puppy parade have come to visit Quinn to bring a smile to his face while he recovers. And another special visit came from the Dropkick Murphys.

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A few of the guys were able to sneak over and play some songs for an awesome little fella named Quinn yesterday. Quinn is currently unable to leave his home due to high risk of infection while battling cancer. Quinn has a wonderful family and they are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. @thefriendsofthemightyquinn

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The video of Dropkick Murphys has since gone viral, and even got attention from New England Patriots' Quarterback Tom Brady. 

Since the video has gone viral, Quinn's family has gotten a lot of questions about how to help. If you're looking for ways to help Quinn and his family and you're close to the Boston area, you can donate blood or platelets at Boston Children's Hospital's Blood Donor Center.

The Dropkick Murphys hold a special place in our hearts here at Death Wish Coffee. We work with them to support The Claddagh Fund, a charitable foundation founded in 2009 by band frontman Ken Casey. 

Their mission is to improve the lives of suffering individuals, enabling them with the support and tools necessary to enhance their quality of life along with the lives of the children of their families.

Related: Grind It Out with Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys 


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