Charlie Capalbo - Be Strong!
His official diagnosis is Non Hodgkin's lymphoblastic lymphoma T cell Stage 3. It is not in the spinal fluid (brain) or bone marrow. While it is not going to be a picnic, an extremely long and difficult course of treatment is ahead of Charlie, it is treatable and it is more importantly curable. Treatment plan as follows, total duration is 32 months of chemotherapy. Initially daily for a week then 2 times a week for 8 1/2 months then then once a week for year and a half. He will remain in the hospital for approximately another week or so if he tolerates the chemo well.
We are raising money to support his family in their time of need.
Thank you so much for your support!
Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: Doors open at 4 PM. Games start at 5:15
Location: Wonderland of Ice, 123 Glenwood Ave, Bridgeport, CT
Tickets: $20 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capalbo-strong-benefit-hockey-jamboree-tickets-33361046789. $25 at the door.
200 players from 10 CT High School Hockey teams will participate: Fairfield Co-op, Fairfield Prep, New Canaan, Darien, ND West Haven, Amity, Trumbull, Masuk, Lyman Hall, Norwalk/Staples.
The MC’s for the event will be Mike Richter, former goalie of the 1994 NY Rangers Stanley Cup Team, and Deb Placey, announcer for the NJ Devils.
The Zambonis will provide live music after the games and there will be food trucks and drinks for purchase.
A silent auction will include Richter and Pacioretty autographed pucks, Ranger tickets with VIP access, an Xbox One, a 32” TV, rounds of golf at some of CT's best country clubs.
Game 1: Fairfield vs New Canaan (5:15 p.m.)
Game 2: Darien vs Prep
Game 3: Fairfield vs NDW
Game 4: Prep vs New Canaan
Game 5: NDW vs Darien
Game 6: Fairfield vs Prep
Game 7: New Canaan vs NDW
Game 8: Darien vs Fairfield (all games are done at this point)
Game 1: Amity vs Trumbull (5:15 p.m.)
Game 2: Hall vs Masuk
Game 3: N/S vs Amity
Game 4: Trumbull vs Masuk
Game 5: N/S vs Hall
Game 6: Amity vs Masuk
Game 7: Trumbull vs N/S
Game 8: Hall vs Amity (all games done at this point)
Charlie's aunt again. The outpouring of support from total strangers, and the greater community makes our family feel so much stronger as we have started Charlie's war against cancer. To each one of you, donations large and small, we are humbled and at the same time reminded that most people are essentially good and kind . Thank you for showing us that it's not just a belief. It's a fact. ♥
Charlie and family are humbled with gratitude for all of the contributions, large and small. The messages of prayers and love are being felt daily. They want to thank everyone personally when there is time, but for now, please know that the support, both financial and spiritual are making a difference! (Aunt Lisa)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys... our son Joey (also a hockey player!) battled Stage III NH Lymphoma (Anaplastic Large Cell) 2 years ago at the age of 10... he is now a healthy 12 year old in remission for almost two years and back on the ice! Stay strong Charlie - you got this!!!!
I'm so sorry to hear about this diagnosis but how wonderful that the whole community is pulling together to support him and his family. I want to let the family know of a wonderful organization called Friends of Karen that helps children (through age 21) who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families. The family might want to check them out at www.friendsofkaren.org and apply for help (financial, emotional, advocacy, sibling support, etc.). Wishing all the best to Charlie and his family.
You got this Charlie, keep kicking cancers ass!!! Praying for you every day, I'll see you soon. There's no one I know stronger than you, show em who's boss.