Shaun White Responds to Fan’s Letter

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When 8-year-old Jet Feirn wrote to his sports idol Shaun White, he pointed out two things that he and the Olympic-gold winner have in common: they both love snowboarding, and both were born with a congenital heart defect.

“Just like you, I have heart surgery, too,” Jet wrote. He added: “Please write me back.”

White’s response included an autographed snowboard, goggles, a backpack and a helmet.