One man’s decency (continued)

I admit it. I have a soft spot for famous people who take a few minutes to brighten up a sick kid’s day. We noted in this space a few weeks ago how Adrian Peterson dropped what he was doing to call a high school kid with cancer.

Today’s story comes from Seattle where Zach Grey, a Batman fan, gets a call from Christian Bale, who played Batman in the movies.

His parents filmed the call.

The young man’s Facebook page is Zach Attacks Leukemia.

(h/t: Boing Boing)

The sorts of stories aren’t uncommon. This week, for example, hockey tough guy Bobby Robins, a Peshtigo, Wi., native, wrote about his trip to visit sick kids in Providence, where he plays for the Boston Bruins AHL team.

It’s a lovely story about a sick kid changing a man...


Something happened to me last week, and it changed me. I’m not certain of how much or to what extent I changed, but change happened nevertheless. And it was on this day, more specifically on my drive home that I thought of all sorts of things, and experienced all sorts of emotions revolving around karma, and being kind to your fellow man, and paying it forward, and trying your best to be an all around good human being. And if you’re thinking about how strange this sounds coming from someone who punches people in the face for a living, I don’t blame you. But, I would argue that everything I do out there on the ice is rooted in love, but that’s an entirely different blog post all together. I will say, however, that everything I do on the ice is for the love of the game, and for the love of my family, and the ambition to keep playing for as long as I can and to take it as far as I can to see if I can reach the top and play in the best league in the world and provide for my family while doing it.