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HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER: YOUR STORY

During the month of October, the National Hockey League and the Islanders work to recognize the cancer by celebrating Hockey Fights Cancer. This is your story.

Thursday, 10.14.2010 / 12:04 PM / News
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HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER: YOUR STORY
By Charles Garvey

When I was 15, I was diagnosed with brain cancer called Medullblastoma. After I was diagnosed, I was stuck in the hospital for about a month and a half which felt like an eternity. When I got out of the hospital I had to go on home teaching. Then when school started back up, they wanted me to stay on home teaching, which I denied. So, I when I went back to school and I went right on the honor role. While I was in school, I had to go for a check up every week, and had chemo and radiation therapy every two weeks. Some weeks it was so bad that I had to call in sick. The drugs affected my joints so much I could not walk. After I completed high school, I had to get knee surgery from the steroids they put me on. A few years after my surgery, I went back to school and studied Culinary Arts. Just recently, I had to start wearing hearing aids and braces on my legs.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 NYI 32 22 10 0 101 90 44
3 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
4 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
12 NJD 34 12 16 6 77 98 30
13 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
14 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
15 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 32 12 15 -6 27
K. Okposo 32 7 20 -4 27
B. Nelson 32 14 12 6 26
R. Strome 32 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 32 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 32 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 22 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 29 5 7 3 12
N. Kulemin 32 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 31 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 17 6 0 .918 2.30
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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