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.

Feb. 17, 2011

Off to Minnieapolis this weekend to hang out with the Wings.

HI Everyone,

Just a quick update to let you know that we are off to Minnie, this weekend to see the Wings vs The Wild on Sunday @ 11:30am. It will be televised on NBC so keep an eye out. The team from CBC "The National" will be filming and interviewing Earl for the upcomming documentary they are working on. We are hoping that Earl will be able to be at the bench as the team goes out for the pre game warm-up so keep your eyes open.

Also Earl and I are heading out to Edmonton (Leduc) next weekend as Earl will be playing in a Sledge Hockey Tournament. He will be playing for another team (Sask) as they needed a goalie. He is very excited and very much looking forward to the tournament experience.

Take care,

Feb. 3, 2011

Great News!

God is So Good!!!!
Earl has had a very busy week. The first thing to share is that after the very inspirational documentary done about Earl by friends Jessica Cable, the phone rang with a request for Earl to agree to being the "star" of a CBC Radio documentary for "the Current" and a CBC Television documentary for "The National". Of course he said yes, so the last couple of weeks have been busy with interviews and film footage. We also appeared on CBC local radio with Mike Babcock...that was so much fun.

Earl had the great opportunity to play sledge hockey against Team Canada and the camera's were there to catch some of it. He was so excited to be playing against these amazing athletes and enjoyed some chat with them. He was happy to have Billy Bridges on his team, as Billy is known to have one of the hardest shots in the world. Earl did take one from Billy off the head in the warm-ups and lived to tell us all about how it felt....physically!

This week Earl had several appointments at Cancercare, which included a visit with his oncologist and bloodwork on Monday. Suzanne Dufresne from "The Current" was there to carry on an interview with us and Dr. Wong. Then on Wednesday morning bright and early Earl had a CT scan which was filmed by the TV guys from "The National" and then today we had both radio and TV with us for Earl's Chemo treatment. The next exciting part will be when the TV guys travel to Minnieapolis with us in a few weeks to watch the Wings play the Wild. Keep your eyes on the blog and watch for the times that these documentary will be aired.

Now for the really good news. While at the hospital today we actually received the results from the CT scan done yesterday.. You can imagine our absolute joy and excitement as Dr Wong told us that the tumor in Earls kidney is dying....Yes I said THE TUMOR IN EARL'S KIDNEY IS DYING!!!!! An MRI earlier in January showed that the tumor in his heart continues to shrink, but honestly we did not think we would see results in the kidney just yet. The chemo will continue and we continue to pray that it continues to be effective. One thing I feel I have to stress is that this chemo was not expected to be as effective as it is proving itself to be.

Praise our mighty Lord and Savior who is the great physician and who displays how much he loves Earl. This is not a coincidence friends this is God working a miracle to show us that He can! Praise Him!

Keep watching!

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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