I would like to share the inspiring story of Isaiah Márquez-Greene, a survivor of the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012. At 8 years old, Márquez-Greene tragically lost his younger sister during the shooting. However, he has not let this tragedy define his future. Now at 18, he has dreams of becoming a lawyer and is determined to make them a reality.
Recently, Márquez-Greene attended a hockey game for the Rangers, hoping to get a jersey from one of his favorite players, team captain Jacob Trouba. Little did he know that he would receive much more than just a jersey.
Márquez-Greene stood on the ice with a placard that said "Trouba 8" and Trouba made his way over to him.After introducing himself, Trouba took off his own jersey and gave it to Márquez-Greene. But that wasn't all. Trouba honored Márquez-Greene with a scholarship from the Garden of Dreams Foundation to fund his tuition at the University of Connecticut's Special Program in Law, which he will be matriculating in this fall.
The gesture left Márquez-Greene speechless. Trouba had taken the time to learn his story and show him kindness and generosity. This act of kindness will undoubtedly make a significant impact on Márquez-Greene's future and inspire him to continue working towards his goals.
It's easy to become overwhelmed by the tragedies we face in life, but it's important to remember that there is always hope for a brighter future. Márquez-Greene's story is a testament to the power of resilience and determination, and to the impact that kindness and generosity can have on someone's life.
View the clip of Trouba and Márquez-Greene below to witness the moment：
Isaiah: You’re our inspiration.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 14, 2023
We can’t wait to see you right back here after Troubs watches you graduate law school. pic.twitter.com/GUU8FhQHFM