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 ET / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 5 2 3 2 5
J. Tavares 5 1 3 0 4
K. Okposo 5 2 1 1 3
N. Leddy 5 0 3 -2 3
R. Strome 5 2 0 0 2
B. Nelson 4 2 0 0 2
C. Clutterbuck 5 1 1 1 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
C. Cizikas 5 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 5 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 3 1 .913 2.61
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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