Carey Price is taking a break from being what others need so he can be who he needs to be.
After announcing he was entering the player assistance program, I was reminded of his interaction with 11-year-old Anderson Whitehead.
After losing his mom to cancer, Carey heard that Anderson’s mom’s dying wish was to watch her son meet Carey Price.
Carey took it upon himself to bring Anderson to practice and introduced himself to the young man who broke down as Carey, in full gear, gave Anderson a hug from his mom.
I’m crying as I type this. Watch. You will too.
Carey Price has always made the world around him BETTER.
Carey didn’t want this all to play out in front of the cameras. The fact is, Carey Price does this stuff all the time away from the media and prying eyes. It’s what Carey is and who he’s always been. A selfless human being focused on the greater good. For every public act of humility and kindness, there are HUNDREDS more because that’s who Carey Price is. An egoless human being and he needs a little support now.
Gather around Carey with the rest of the hockey world. Tell Carey what you think of his heroic stance with a tweet or post on SM. Send a congratulatory note to the Canadians (it might be hard) on their support for Carey and let’s start talking about the kind of courage a public step like this takes. Carey gave for 15 years and now we need to give back.
Don’t you think you can take time off work?
Worried about being singled out as someone who’s struggling?
Worried about what others might think?
The best goalie on planet earth just put his hand up and set the tone for ANYONE trying to figure out where their joy went.
You can do this too.