Local hockey hero

Dear Editor,

I would like to take a moment to say thank you to a young man from Whistler, who has inspired my special needs son Brandon. Garrett Milan is the hero of all heroes to many, but for my son Garrett is his inspiration.

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Two years ago we met this incredible young man at a Penticton Vees hockey game and never missed a home game during this time. Garrett took the time out of his busy schedule to go out for dinner several times throughout these two years, which I will thank him for doing everyday for the rest of my life.

If you could have seen how Garrett took Brandon under his wing, showed him what it was like to be part of a team, how respect works, and how to believe that not everyone will disappoint you in life. Brandon spent a lot of time at B.C. Children's Hospital. I find it funny and am impressed when Brandon talks to his doctor and usually the first thing he says is, "Do you know Garrett Milan? He's the best hockey player in the world."

Garrett Milan - with all my heart I thank you and wish you the best in your future. You are an inspiration. Thank you for the world of possibilities you gave my son.

Jackie Hooper


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