Actually the best part of seeing the cup come off the plane was getting to see Gillen and Lee's reaction. Pretty darn priceless actually. Like two kids who just discovered Santa is real. Gillen actually said "If we went home right now this would still be the best day of my life!"
One of the highlights of the day was going to the hospital to show off the cup to the patients. It was so great to see so many smiling faces. One elderly patient stood out in particular. After being introduced to Duncan and the cup, he told Duncan that he should play for the Canucks and when Duncan told him he played for the Blackhawks, he said "Oh that's too bad." Then he refused to have his picture taken with a Blackhawks hat on because as he said "I'm a Canucks fan all the way!"
Then there was the patient who was very sick and we were told that he didn't have much longer to live. He reached out and touched the Olympic Gold medal and said very quietly, "Ok. I can go." *tear*
And I must say that Duncan handled it like a pro. I've never heard so many people demand so much from one person and so I tip my hat to you sir.
I'd like to say an enormous thank you to Duncan and Kelly Rae for having me. It was an absolute pleasure being able to capture this day and getting to know you. Congratulations to the both of you and I wish you both the best!
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