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 28, 2009

Hi Everyone,

Well today is a good day. Earl's Red Wings won the Western Conference Final last night and we are off to the Stanley Cup Finals in Detroit this Saturday. We will be attending Games 1 & 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins...(the same team we beat last year).

God is so good. When I made my first call to Air Miles, I was told there were no flights available until Sunday,,,,,So I started to try and make a new plan. In my "never take no for an answer" mode, I decided to call back and all of a sudden there were tickets available for Saturday getting us into Detroit just after 2pm, so we can make it to the hotel freshen up and get to the game early. Earl's response when I told him, was it's amazing what can happen when you have faith. How true that is. And once again, I must also say thank you to Mike Babcock and the Red Wings, for continuing the Dream of a Lifetime for Earl.
Take care and we will update when we get home.
Debbie & Earl


May 1, 2009

A new and improved Earl

HI Everyone,
I have been tardy in updating the BLOG...so for that I am sorry, but as many have said....no news is good news RIGHT!!!!

Right. Earl is doing very well these days. We have started the process of reducing his pain meds and he is starting to come to life. He has less nausea and less tummy upset and is starting to sleep less. He has completely recovered from his lung surgery and even though the tumor they removed was malignant Dr Wong will not be treating Earl with chemo. He is confident that the whole mass was removed.....praise the Lord! Earl will see him again in June for follow-up.

Earl's rehab is going very well and he is progressing with his leg at an amazing speed. The prosthetists, Dr's and therapists are all impressed with Earl's success with his new leg. He has starting walking and running....yes running on a treadmill and is starting to train for the Terry Fox Run, which will be held in September.....Mark this on you calendar....because Earl is making his running debut....for Terry! As his energy returns, he is getting motivated to get active, in fact, on Wednesday after rehab in the morning, he played street hockey with his worker our dog Sauer and a buddy. He did a great job and had so much fun. Here is a video...you can watch.
Take care and keep praying.
Debbie & Earl

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