Bobby Ackerman is a huge Rangers fan, so much so that when his beautiful daughter was born in December the very first promise he told her was that if the Rangers ever make it to the Stanley Cup Finals, he would bring her to the game.
Unfortunately, that promise was to never come true because at the young age of 4 months, Madison passed away in an accident. While mourning the loss of his daughter, he continued to cheer for his favorite team which helped lifts his spirits and even made a sign "In memory of my daughter Madison" that he brought to a game. Soon the picture of the sign went viral and got the attention of Shawn Revell, administrator of the Rangers facebook fan page. Revell was no moved that he started a gofundme to raise money to the Stanley Cup Finals and he did!
Thanks to the generosity of strangers, he was sent to Madison Square Gardens, where he brought his famous sign and the first jersey he gave to his late daughter. I still can't find the words,” he told The Star-Ledger. “I'm just your average guy who loves hockey. The hockey community is the best thing in the world. Without it, I don't know where I'd be right now.”