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.

May 27, 2008

Earl still in Hospital

Hi Everyone,

Earl remains in Concordia Hospital and is currently on bed rest. The Dr's are still doing tests to determine what is causing the pain in his left leg. He was scheduled for surgery today, but it has been delayed for a few days. Earl has an appointment with his oncologist on Thursday morning at 10:15, so please keep this in your prayers. He had a CT scan of his lungs done 10 days ago and this is the followup to see what the scan showed.

take care, and keep praying

May 20, 2008

Earl back in Hospital

Hi everyone,
I had to take Earl into Concordia ER yesterday as he was complaining about pain in his leg and was unable to weight bare. Blood tests indicated a possible infection or inflammation so upon admission, they started him on IV antibiotics and are giving him morphine for the pain. I will know more later today, when I have had a chance to speak to the Dr.
Please keep him in your prayers! He is very discouraged and tired of all that he has gone through.


May 14, 2008

May Update

Hi There Everyone,

Well it is finally spring and we are enjoying spending time outdoors. Earl sits outside a lot and is soaking up the sun and the fresh air. It's been a bit of a long winter, although our trip to Hawaii did end the winter on a splendid note.

The latest news regarding Earls leg is that we received a call from Dr. Wunder this past Saturday, informing us that's the parts for Earl's leg are on back order and he is expecting them to arrive in Toronto on June 2nd. This means that if all goes well we will be heading out there for surgery during the 1st or 2nd week of June.
Earl is trying to stay positive, but he really wants this all to be over with. The leg with the spacer in it is not very stable and this limits Earls quite a bit. He is in constant discomfort and we have had some problems with the leg swelling. It's pretty hard for him because he feels so much better now that the chemo is out of his system and he really wants to get going, but still has to wait it out.

Other great news is that his friend from school Colin Wilson, is in the top ten to be drafted to the NHL and this adds a lot of joy to Earl's days. He can't wait to watch the hockey news on TV and ready about his friend in the magazines. Also it is playoff season and his team the Detroit Red Wings is still in it and if they win tonight they are on their way to the Stanley Cup.

Earl is starting to put his team together for the Terry Fox Run in September. If you are interested in joining the team and supporting Earl and the foundation please let us know. Earl's goal this year is to have 100 people on his team and raise $5000.00.

Take care and God Bless,
Debbie, Darby and Earl

Getting to know Earl

Getting to know Earl
Earl and the Kickers

Earl's Trip To Minnie

Earl's Trip To Minnie

Checking out the New Guys

Checking out the New Guys
Earl and Paul Lapolice

Earl Cook

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