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.

Mar. 7, 2009

It with great sadness that we share with you the passing of our good friend Samantha! We met Sam and her family while we were in Toronto in 2007 for Earl's limb salvage surgery. Earl heard the Dr's talking about a girl who had been newly diagnosed and after they left he said he was going for a walk. 20 mins later he came back and said he had met a young girl, named Sam and her family. He told me they were very worried and he encouraged them by sharing his story and his knowledge of osteosarcoma. He also told them if they had any questions they should talk to me, because in his mind I was an expert. We met and over the next 1 1/2 years have become great friends and supporters of each other. Sam was an amazing young woman with a strength few people have, big bright smile and boy was she a fighter. We will miss her, but fond memories of our time with her will not be forgotten . Heaven will be a little britghter now with the arrival of this precious angel.

Taken from her Obit...

Mar. 7, 2009 SAM SAMANTHA JEAN FLANNIGAN: As expressions of sympathy, donations to Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation earmarked for "Sarcoma Research" in Samantha's name would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the funeral home at 519-742-4481 or condolences at www.mem.com Isaiah 41:13 For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear, I will help you.

Mar. 3, 2009

Want to HELP....Here's your Chance

As many of you may know Earl is back on the ice playing hockey again. He is hoping to return to the ice one more time this year....so here's hoping he recovers to that point. Earl is a member of the Manitoba Sledge Hockey Team, which is new in Manitoba, this being it's second season. Last year the team had 8 players and this year has grown to in excess of 25 players. We are also happy to announce that we are now a part of Hockey Manitoba, which comes with many benefits and helps us get more ice time. Sledge hockey is a para Olympic sport and in fact Canada has the best team in the world. Anyway....just wanted to give you some background. The opportunity for Earl to play hockey again has made him so happy, and once again he has the ability to get out there and shine.

How can you help?

1) Join us on Saturday April 4th at the Manitoba Moose game. If we sell 100 tickets we will be included in the opportunity to sell 50.50 tickets at MTS events. This is a great way for the team to raise funds. The cost for you to purchase the Moose game ticket is only $15. and we will all sit in the same section.
2) We are hoping to get Earl his own equipment
3) Each team member is given a pledge form....if you think you would like to help out with a donation please let us know.
4) The team is also looking for corporate sponsorship, with which they can purchase sleds, ice time, jerseys and other equipment, and host awareness activities throughout Manitoba.

You know my number so call if you are interested in attending or helping out in any way.

The game should be alot of fun and we can sell more than 100 tickets....so come on out and have some fun while supporting Earl, his team and a very worthy cause.

Have a great day,

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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