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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 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 22 9 12 -4 21
B. Nelson 22 10 10 6 20
K. Okposo 22 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 22 4 13 10 17
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
F. Nielsen 22 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 22 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 22 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 19 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 14 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 11 4 0 .923 2.20
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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