Thursday, September 1, 2011
For the past 18 months, Colin has had an embellishment on his hockey helmets -- two letters and two numbers. The "TD 46" are in memory of Tyler Dobies, one of his older hockey "brothers" who unfortunately paid the ultimate price for making a mistake.
Though he had his demons, which were unbeknownst to us, Tyler always looked out for Colin on the ice during pickup games. Rather than sweep Tyler's death under the rug, we use this unfortunate incident as a valuable teaching lesson for Colin.
In return, Colin, through his new helmet, continues to honor his positive memories of Tyler.