What has Mike Fisher been up to after announcing his retirement from playing professional hockey after seventeen seasons in the NHL last week? Well, he certainly hasn’t been sitting around his house— he’s been visiting the island nation of Haiti and helping vulnerable children in need.
Yesterday, Mike posted a photo on Instagram of himself with a group of children from Danita’s Children, captioning the snapshot, “Amazing few days @danitaschildren hanging out some awesome kids! This place is a children’s facility with housing, food program, school, church and a great hospital. If you’re looking for a place to invest in kids and make a huge difference this is it!”
Country music superstar Carrie Underwood proudly shared her husband’s heartwarming post and added the sweet comment, “Retirement looks good on ya’ @mfisher1212.”
Currently Mike is a director on the board for Danita’s Children, which provides “education, nutrition, medical and dental care, and Christ-like love to the children and families we serve. We believe through our teachers, mentors, and house parents we are raising children to discover their purpose and to become the future leaders of Haiti.”
Danita’s Children is located in the northeast region of Haiti in the village of Ouanaminthe, near the border with the Dominican Republic. The organization’s stateside office is based in Franklin, Tennessee.
It’s awesome to see Mike immediately jump straight into his ongoing humanitarian work without skipping a beat. The couple is involved in a variety of charitable causes and are serious about giving back— from little ones in Haiti to young female athletes in the United States to victims of modern day slavery.
In the letter Fisher penned for The Tennessean to thank Nashville Predators fans for their support, he sagely stated: “Endings are always tough, but I believe when something ends, there are new beginnings, new opportunities and new things to be excited for, too.”
Of course, being a father to 2-year-old Isaiah and a husband to Carrie played heavily into his ultimate choice to wrap up his time on the ice.
“I approached this season with the mindset that it could be my last, and now that it’s past, I’m looking forward to a future that includes a lot more time with my family. Things change when you have kids and you have a family. They’ve supported me without question, and now it’s my turn to return the favor.”
We look forward to seeing what’s next for the generous Underwood-Fisher family!