It was an emotional season for Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser, who's father is currently battling Parkinson's disease as well as having suffered a brain injury in a car accident.
And the latest update from Boeser's mother Laurie will certainly tug at your heartstrings. Boeser's father is nearing the end, and she requested prayers for comfort and peace for the family.
Of course, Boeser was understandably emotional when asked about his father's condition during the team's final media press conference after they cleaned out their locker room for the summer.
“No, I can answer it," he said. "He’s not doing well. He has pretty bad dementia right now. It’s onset and it has gotten pretty bad this year and it’s really hit me hard.”
His fellow teammate Quinn Hughes then stepped in, stating that the group in the room are helping to be his much-needed support system.
“We can’t comprehend what he’s going through," he said. "It’s tough for him. All we can do is try to be there for him. I don’t want to speak too much about his situation, but hopefully, we can be the best support system for him.”