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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.
Debbie

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.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Debbie, Earl & Darby
Thanks for the wonderful comments about Sam.
We think of you all very often and keep you in prayers.
Lots of love and big virtual hug,
Ron

Anonymous said...

Just checked out your site Earl; am truly impressed. You really are an inspiration to all that know you. It was great meeting up with you and Debbie recently in your neck of the woods. Will let the rest of the crew at MSH on 11 South know about your blog so that they can keep updated on your progress. Keep up the good work.

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