Hi Everyone As we near the end of summer...some people are sad, but in this house we know one person who is happy. His name is Earl.....!!!! Why you may ask, well OBVIOUSLY hockey season will soon be upon us. Earl has kept up with all the free agents and trades and prospects (boy I am learning alot about hockey) He has had a number of conversations with the Red Wings coach Mike Babcock and feels like it could very well be a good year for his team. He is very much looking forward to October when we will make our first trip of the season to Detroit and his team. He has chatted also with some of the players over the summer and I thank them all and Mike for keeping him interested in fighting his personal battle with cancer.
September brings our annual participation in the Terry Fox Run at Assiniboine Park here in Winnipeg. Join us if you can in person or in Spirit on September 19th. This will be our fourth year and we hope to make our team bigger and raise more money than ever before. Watch for details on the blog or on facebook. You can call us if you like at 487-0077
Other news for September is that Earl may be helping coach the Vincent Massey girls hockey team and the best news, at least for Earl is that the Dr's have said he can play hockey again. I told Earl I reserve the right to give the final okay until after the results of the MRI he will have this Tuesday.
Chemo update: Earl continues to have chemo and so far it seems to be working. The latest CT scan shows no measurable growth and the MRI will give us a better picture of the condition of his heart. Stand by for more news within the 2 weeks.
We had a great trip to Montreal on a few weeks ago spending time getting to know our new friends the Curtis family. What a great time we had and Earl was feeling so good and strong.
We also had a visit to a friends cottage in Lake of the Woods. I really feel blessed by all of our great friends.