Remembering Cal

Wednesday, 10.30.2013 / 10:37 AM ET
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2013 Hockey Fights Cancer Blog

Throughout the month of October, the New York Islanders are encouraging fans to stand up in the fight against cancer. Today, the club would like to share a recent letter about Cal, a loyal fan who lost his battle with Leukemia last year.

My son Cal, a huge Islander fan, was diagnosed with Leukemia in Sept 2010. Hockey, especially the Islanders, was his passion. He was proud of the team having a Dane playing and followed Frans closely. Cal passed away last year after a 17 month battle at the age of 25. He would be so proud of you guys doing the cancer awareness month. I miss him terribly and now find myself following the Isles as my second fav. I named Cal after the Calgary Flames as I have been following them since the old WHA days in Atlanta. However to keep the memories of him alive I am rooting for the Isles more so now than ever. Thanks for what you do.

PS: enclosed is a pic of Cal in his jersey at an Ottawa/Isles game a couple of years ago, he got out of the hospital for the night to go to the game.

Kevin Jensen




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