During the Senators pregame press conference on Wednesday, head coach Guy Boucher shared some information with the media. It wasn’t about his lineup or the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was about a teenager from Ottawa.
“It’s a great day today,” he said. “Big news: Jonathan Pitre‘s treatments are working well.”
Pitre, a longtime Sens fan, has a rare disease called Epidermolysis bullosa, a rare and often deadly skin disease. Those with the condition are often known as “butterfly” children because their skin is so fragile, like the wings of the insect.
Jonathan’s fight has inspired the Senators. The news of his successful treatments has brought joy to Ottawa locker room in a time tremendous pressure, the quest for the Stanley Cup.