My name is Alex Schindel and I’m from Massachusetts. I am writing because you are my nephews favorite player. He learned about you after reading your article on the Player’s Tribune about how you manage playing with Type-1 Diabetes. He is 9 years old and also has Type-1 Diabetes. He loves playing hockey and is on an elite travel team in Springfield Ma. You are such an inspiration for him because he sees you playing at the highest level while still dealing with the highs and lows of diabetes. I just wanted to write to say thank you for sharing your story because now my nephew knows that his diabetes will not prevent him from achieving his dreams.