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 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

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