The latest in an occasional series where you get to meet your fellow Colorado Hockey Now subscriber. I’m pleased to introduce Dominic Morin, a big-time Avalanche fan who lives in Montreal. He never missed a game when the Avs are there, and has taken many pictures with players over the years. If you’re interested in having this done for you, too, send me a thumbnail bio of your life and a pic to email@example.com.
I’m going to let Dominic tell his story from here:
I was born in 1981 and diagnosed a year later with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Therefore, I have no muscle strength and I am forced to live in a wheelchair. This never stopped me from reaching any goals me or my parents would set for me and I completed my bachelor’s degree in translation at University of Montréal more than 10 years ago.
My story begins in September 1986. The Montréal Canadiens had just won their 23rd Stanley Cup and training camp had just begun. For the occasion, the Canadiens had opened doors at the Old Montréal Forum. My father taught it would be a good moment to initiate me to the sport of hockey. He had been working on a pair of snowmobile skis link in between by a steel bridge to hold them together that he would put under my wheelchair to allow us to go skating. We had tested his invention a few times already on other skating rinks but the opportunity to skate on the ice of the old Forum was a “can’t miss opportunity.”