"Mark Pavelich was an American hockey hero. The reluctant star was best known for the pass that set up the game-winning goal in the Miracle on Ice Olympic game against the heavily favored Soviet Union. After that iconic game, Mark went on to a successful career in the NHL — but he never felt comfortable in the spotlight. He battled anxiety, mental illness and the effects of multiple traumatic brain injuries. And like so many other players, he struggled in silence."After struggling to get the help he needed from other treatment facilities, Mark was moved to Eagle's Healing Nest. This is where Mark found home, hope and healing.
Mark and some of his teammates had a dream - a place where fellow players who were suffering could get the help they needed, and heal. Together they would build this and call it The Ranch. Even after Mark's passing, that dream is being carried on and is currently under construction and coming to life on the grounds of Eagle's Healing Nest.