TJ Oshie’s father Tim has Alzheimer’s and could not join the Mentors’ Trip. So the Caps’ dads facetimed him from Columbus.
This year, TJ Oshie’s father Tim could not join the Washington Capitals on their annual Mentor’s Trip like in past seasons. Tim has trouble traveling due to a fight with Alzheimer’s disease – a battle he’s been fighting at least since 2012. Oshie’s father-in-law, Dave Cosgrove (Lauren’s Dad), joined the trip instead.
But that doesn’t mean that the Caps’ Dads forgot about Tim, who they affectionately refer to as Coach. Monday, during the Capitals-Blue Jackets game, the fathers facetimed Tim on an iPad from their suite at Nationwide Arena.
The interaction is the sweetest thing.