Monday, 06 February 2023

Dear Tony,


Your dream, your vision, your passion it was unbelievable. It truly was much much more than I ever imagined or dreamed it could be.

Your dream was unbelievable! You brought out "the best" in everybody. Not only the students, but yourself, the parents, Greg O'Brien, Mike Lewis, me....everybody in your presence. I have never experienced anything like your Senior Weekend.

Your video, "The Miracle at Placid, Part 1: Dreams" was just incredible. I watched it twice last night. Once with James and once alone. It truly captured the feelings, emotions and values you wanted to emphasize. I felt very honored to have James and I included in it. But, that just shows what kind of person you are. Thank you.

The weekend was almost like an inspirational retreat for me. The outpouring of love and gratitude expressed throughout the weekend was like nothing I have ever experienced. You truly are loved by many. I hope that you can feel that outpouring of love for you.

Your students definitely showed "their best" in their final projects. You should feel so proud to have to given them that opportunity. The thoughts and feelings that shared with you in their last one minute drill should resonate in your heart forever and ever.

I pray that you can start to feel some inner peace from knowing that you touch every person that you meet. Your heart reached me....and I am forever grateful for knowing you.

There is so much more I will share with you in the next couple of days and weeks ahead. I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am a better person for knowing you. Thank you for opening my heart and my eyes again. You are true leader! You aren't Herb Brooks. You are Tony Mussari, one of the most incredible men I will ever know. Thank you for the gifts you have given me.