His Journey with Cancer

Congratulations to this years NHL Alumni Ace Bailey Award for Courage our man Earl!!!!!

Darby and I (along with 26 others) were there to accept the award for him. It was a grand event, but could never compare to the grandness of Heaven.

Feb 14, 2008

Off to Toronto

Hi Everyone,

We received the phone call this morning from Toronto letting us know that Earl will be admitted to Mt Sinai on Tuesday Feb 19 for surgery on Thursday Feb 21.

I have few details, but will inform you as I know more. I am busy trying to make all the plans as we only have a few days before we leave.

The difficult part of this, other than the obvious is that Earl will not be travelling to Quebec City with Teamtoba for the National Winter Games. In typical Earl fashion he took the news very well and wanted to know why I was crying. He said, "Debbie, think of it this way...the sooner I have the surgery the sooner I can get rid of these (holding up his crutches) and get on with my life....playing hockey." It amazes me, how he can be so positive and be my encourager. I thank God that He has given this positive attitude and outlook to Earl.

I will keep the blog updated. Again, it is www.hisnameisearl.blogspot.com and remember that Mt. Sinai has an email service where they print off and deliver your words of encouragement to Earl in his room. The link for that is http://www.mtsinai.on.ca/CareMail/#basic. Earl received many words of love and encouragement last time and it really brightened his day and mine as well.

You all have touched our lives in one way or another over this past year and we thank you for your love and support. We are not at the end of the road yet though, so please continue to pray for us and do keep in touch. You will never know how important it is until you are touched by tragedy yourself...and it is my prayer that you won't.

thanks again,
Love Debbie, Darby and Earl

Life can be seen through your eyes, but it is not fully
appreciated until it is seen through your heart.
-- Mary Xavier

2 comments:

Earl & Ramona Reimer said...

Hey Earl...I've got an idea buddy...maybe if you'd get rid of that Red Wings hat and trade it in for a Penguins hat you'd feel a little better and your hockey skills would increase and......just kidding...I hope everything goes well for you in Toronto...and you have some fun with all the crazy health care aides out there...
-Earl 2

Cecille said...

Heyy Earl

Here's to a speedy recovery, hope you are well, take care

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