|Devin and I in 2012|
I became who I am today through a brotherly-like bond shared between a hockey played that my family billeted, and I. His name is Devin Mantha, and he moved into our home from Michigan when he was 18 to play on the 2006 Jr. A Orangeville crushers. When he first came to our house, he was quiet, shy, and ultimately kept to himself because he was living in a new city, in a new country, with strangers. However, he shortly became a valued member of our family. Not only was he a part of my immediate family, he also became an active member in my extended family and showed up to all of our family events, such as: Christmas dinners, thanksgivings at the cottage, and family birthdays. Eventually, Devin and I became closer than my actual brother and I. While my brother was out hanging with his friends, Devin and I were watching tv, playing video games on his xbox, going out for drives, and just spending the whole day together. I believe that this is the moment that has defined me this far in my life, because Devin was my biggest role model growing up, he was and still is the person who i look up to the most, and most of all, he became a life-long brother to me.