TJ Oshie’s father Tim, affectionately known as Coach, was unable this year to join the Capitals’ Mentors’ Trip due to his ongoing battle with Alzheimer’s disease. But that’s okay, the Capitals brought the Mentors’ Trip to him.
During the Capitals-Blue Jackets game, the Caps Dads’ did a FaceTime call with Tim back at home in Washington state. “Cheers, Coach!” they said. “We love ya!”
Friday night, Tim revealed on his social media accounts that the Capitals also sent him a new jersey that had his son’s number 77 stitched on the back – the same one he would have gotten if he could have been able to go on the trip.
He was very thankful.
Since I couldn’t make the Dad’s / Mentors trip this time and all the Dad’s that went got a new Caps Jersey, the organization sent me one 🏆🏒 Thank you #washingtoncapitals ❤️
— Timothy Oshie (@CoachOshie) December 21, 2019
On his Instagram account, Oshie published a photo of the package and himself wearing the new jersey they sent him.
These gestures from the Capitals are small, sure, but they’re the type of thing that makes someone feel included and special during a time where they easily could feel the opposite. And that’s really a wonderful thing to see.
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