First, the Canucks equipment manager took to social media, and wrote a heartfelt letter.
The Vancouver Canucks posted the letter, and asked fans to spread the word to find the hockey fan who saved Hamilton’s life.
In brief, his letter said, “To this woman I am trying to find, you changed my life, and now I want to find you to say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Problem is, I don’t know who you are or where you are from.” Hamilton listed the area where Popovici had been sitting and the date of the game, October 23.
He then went on to say, “Your instincts were right and that mole on the back of my neck was a malignant melanoma and thanks to your persistence and the quick work of our doctors, it is now gone.”
Read the whole letter here:
#HockeyTwitter, we need your help!
Please RT to spread the word and help us connect Red with the woman he considers his hero. pic.twitter.com/HlZybgOnjf
— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) January 1, 2022
Pretty quickly Popovici’s mother commented on the post that her daughter hadn’t seen the message because she was sleeping due to having been working the graveyard shift at a suicide crisis center in Seattle, but that she’d be excited to see it when she awoke. And the two were able to reunite.
The Canucks posted a video of them meeting on Twitter. It was there that he was able to apologize to her in person.
The internet community helped us find Brian’s hero, Nadia, and tonight they met in person where he got to express his sincerest thank you to her for saving his life.
A story of human compassion at its finest. pic.twitter.com/66ogo5hB1a
— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) January 2, 2022