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LA Kings Random Act of Kindness - De Mint Family

The Kings Care Foundation and Anze Kopitar give a family a one of a kind experience.

by Emily Griganavicius @LAKings /

In honor of Random Acts of Kindess Day, the LA Kings wanted to help make a wish come true.

So, today, the Kings Care Foundation invited the De Mint family to come to the Kings' practice and get a one-of-a-kind experience.

This was especially true for the oldest son, Tim, who is a huge Kings fan and loves Anze Kopitar.

The De Mint family has three boys who are all suffering from a rare genetic degenerative neurological disorder known as ATAXIA.

ATAXIA usually begins in patients' late adolescent years. The symptoms include loss of motor skills, vision and hearing loss, and muscle weakness causing patients to be unable to walk, drive, and unable to handle their daily basic needs.

Unfortunately, there is no cure.

Because the De Mint family deals with the challenges caused by ATAXIA in their day-to-day lives, the Kings wanted to spoil them with the true Kings experience.

Their day started with an exclusive tour of the Kings practice facilities from Kings alum and radio color commentator Daryl Evans.

The tour included checking out the players lounge at Toyota Sports Center, the gym and workout facilities, and ended in the Kings locker room where Tim got to check out Kopitar's locker.

After the tour, Tim and his brother, Peter, watched the Kings finish up practice. They waited in their brand new LA Kings 50th anniversary jerseys for the players to come off the ice to get some autographs and pictures. 

While watching her sons get autographs and chat with players, Cindy De Mint was overwhelmed with joy and was smiling ear-to-ear.

And finally, the time came when Tim got to meet Kopitar. 

While this was one of the LA Kings #RandomActsofKingsness, now it's your turn to celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week. Check out 50 Kindness Ideas For #RandomActsofKingsness for ideas!

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