Dear Mr. Crosby
A few days ago Claire said, “Mama. I miss Crosby. I want the boo-boo on his brain to go away now.” Then stomped into the dining room to draw. She came back a few minutes later with a picture in her hand and said, “This should make him all better. I drew it for Crosby. What do you think?”
Well, I thought it was brilliant. But she’s my kid. With a really big heart.
So I sent an e-mail to the Penguins inquiring how I could send it to Crosby. The next day I got a phone call from a very helpful girl who gave me the address to Consol Energy Center and told me to send it to Sidney Crosby c/o The Pittsburgh Penguins (probably so that gives them permission to open it on his behalf.)
I had Claire dictate me a letter to him, too. Here’s what it said:
Dear Mr. Crosby,
Hi. My name is Claire Raelyn Conti and I am 3 years old. I miss you very much. I wear your jersey pretty much every day when Mommy lets me. I have two. One’s green.
I want your boo boo on your brain to go away, so I drew you a get well card. I hope you get better soon. I miss you.
(And she attached a Thomas the Train sticker and wrote her name. Well, it was some squiggles.)
It goes out with the mail today.
It totally made her day. Here’s to hoping it makes Crosby’s, too.