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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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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