Sunday, March 21, 2021

"It's the least I can do."

During the many years that Graham Nesbitt, 65, managed the local skating arena in Seaforth, Ontario, Canada, he routinely went above and beyond the call of duty -- opening the rink early, staying late even in the face of snowstorms -- to ensure neighborhood kids could get in as many hours on the ice as possible. No one is more grateful for his dedication than Bonnie O'Reilly. Her two sons, Ryan and Cal, who skated under Nesbitt's watchful eye, both went on to play in the NHL.
When the community heard that Nesbitt needed a kidney donation, folks lined up to be tested to see if they might be a match. Bonnie was in that line, and when she learned she was a match, the only thing left to do was to arrange for surgery. She told Nesbitt, "What you've done for my boys, helping them achieve their goal of playing professional hockey, it's the least I can do."

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