TJ Oshie took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank the group of fathers who facedtimed his dad, Tim, during the Columbus Blue Jackets game. The gesture went viral in hockey circles after the game on Twitter.
Tim Oshie, affectionally referred to as “Coach” to those close to him, could not join the Capital’s Mentors’ Trip this season due to his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Oshie brought his father-in-law, Dave Cosgrove, on the trip instead.
The Caps Dads’ connected with Coach during the game, wishing him well and doing a Let’s Go Caps! chant with him.
We definitely missed my Dad on the Mentors Trip last weekend. Thank you to the @Capitals for including @CoachOshie on the fathers trip by FaceTiming him in. He definitely wanted to be there and was watching from afar. #ClassAct #TheCoach https://t.co/5VCvUVyKkw
— TJ Oshie (@TJOshie77) December 17, 2019
“We definitely missed my Dad on the Mentors Trip last weekend,” Oshie said on Twitter. “Thank you to the @Capitals for including @CoachOshie on the fathers trip by FaceTiming him in. He definitely wanted to be there and was watching from afar.”
Tim Oshie has been battling the disease since at least 2012. TJ has used his platform as an NHL player to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s research.
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