By Cara Bahniuk
Recently, documentarian Matt Liston, who is behind the web series Mr. Impossible, righted a very important wrong. It involves former Washington Capitals captain Jeff Halpern and a Caps fan.
When Kelly Sherman was nine-years-old, she had the opportunity to get a photo with Halpern at the end of a Caps hockey camp.
“I was probably the most excited of all the kids at camp,” Kelly said.
Sherman waited a week to receive her photo and when it finally arrived in the mail, there was one problem.
“[T]he picture comes in the mail. I open it up and his eyes were closed,” Kelly said. “You build your expectations so much that when something doesn’t go exactly as you plan it, you’re let down a little bit.”
Despite Halpern looking sleepy in the photo, the family displayed it proudly in their living room for 14 years. Fast forward to 2017, after some hard work by Liston and some help from a longtime Caps personality, Sherman got to retake her photo with Halpern.
And this time his eyes were open.
Liston describes his web series as fighting “for sports justice.” Liston goes on missions and films sports-related stories, giving them the endings they deserve.
This was definitely one of them.
The ultimate before and after photo. #MrImpossible is back with former @Capitals star #JeffHalpern! Binge-watch at https://t.co/RuTPzXfm4C. pic.twitter.com/fXAw8HV8Gq
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) May 2, 2017
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