Charlie Capalbo - Be Strong!

$250,339 of $285,000 goal

Raised by 2,312 people in 23 months
JM
John McCormick
on behalf of Jennifer Capalbo
 FAIRFIELD, CT
Sadly, Charlie has had a critical relapse, so he and his family need your help!

Charlie has leukemic cells in his spinal fluid which requires an aggressive attack of intense chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.  The chemotherapy will take 2 months and is intended to get him back into full remission as quickly as possible.  Once fully in remission, he will undergo radiation on his spine and brain for extra protection.  Then the bone marrow transplant prep will begin.

For his specialized treatment, Charlie has just entered Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he and his parents will live for approximately 6 months.  Unfortunately, this will be extremely difficult for them financially given the extraordinary costs and major impact on their income.

Please share this message on social media and pass it along to your family and friends to increase the support for Charlie and his family.

Thank you for your previous and ongoing support!


For more information: charliestrong@optimalservices.com or 203-521-1778


HISTORY

Charlie Capalbo is a close family friend who was diagnosed with cancer near his heart and lungs in March 2017.  He is a wonderful young man who had just completed a great season as the goalie for the Fairfield, CT high school hockey team.

His official diagnosis is Non-Hodgkin's lymphoblastic lymphoma T cell Stage 3.  At that time, it was not in his spinal fluid (brain) or bone marrow.  While Charlie was facing an extremely long and difficult course of treatment, it was treatable and it is more importantly curable.  The original treatment plan was 32 months of chemotherapy​.  Initially, it was daily for a week, then 2 times a week for 8 1/2 months, and then once a week for year and a half.

Despite many extremely difficult side effects and setbacks, Charlie battled through it all and made enormous progress.  He had just started at Fairfield University and was living on campus.  College is now on hold as he begins his next battle.
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Charlie is preparing for his next big step on Feb 4 - a bone marrow transplant from his brother Will, a fellow hockey goalie. Charlie has completed his brain boost radiation treatments and moved to the transplant unit. This week, he will start his total body irradiation (TBI) treatments.

On a positive note, Charlie was able to leave the hospital for a few hours two weeks ago and see a Bruins game against the Rangers, his 2 favorite teams. It was his first time out of the hospital in 3 months.

Charlie's Journey - https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2446770812017280&id=445766622117719

Please share this message on social media and pass it along to your family and friends to increase the support for Charlie and his family.

Thank you for your previous and ongoing support!


For more information: charliestrong@optimalservices.com or 203-521-1778
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Swag & Dinner Fundraiser for Charlie - 12/30 - Capalbo Crushes Cancer Night at FTC

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capalbo-crushes-cancer-night-at-ftc-tickets-52615169388
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Sadly, Charlie has had a critical relapse, so he and his family need your help!

Charlie has leukemic cells in his spinal fluid which requires an aggressive attack of intense chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.  The chemotherapy will take 2 months and is intended to get him back into full remission as quickly as possible.  Once fully in remission, he will undergo radiation on his spine and brain for extra protection.  Then the bone marrow transplant prep will begin.

For his specialized treatment, Charlie has just entered Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he and his parents will live for approximately 6 months.  Unfortunately, this will be extremely difficult for them financially given the extraordinary costs and major impact on their income.

Please share this message on social media and pass it along to your family and friends to increase the support for Charlie and his family.

Thank you for your previous and ongoing support!


For more information: charliestrong@optimalservices.com or 203-521-1778


HISTORY

Charlie Capalbo is a close family friend who was diagnosed with cancer near his heart and lungs in March 2017.  He is a wonderful young man who had just completed a great season as the goalie for the Fairfield, CT high school hockey team.

His official diagnosis is Non-Hodgkin's lymphoblastic lymphoma T cell Stage 3.  At that time, it was not in his spinal fluid (brain) or bone marrow.  While Charlie was facing an extremely long and difficult course of treatment, it was treatable and it is more importantly curable.  The original treatment plan was 32 months of chemotherapy​.  Initially, it was daily for a week, then 2 times a week for 8 1/2 months, and then once a week for year and a half.

Despite many extremely difficult side effects and setbacks, Charlie battled through it all and made enormous progress.  He had just started at Fairfield University and was living on campus.  College is now on hold as he begins his next battle.
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Event: The Capalbo Strong Hockey Jamboree
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.

Stadium Rink:
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)

New Rink:
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)
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Nina C. Wilde
23 months ago

Charlie is my nephew, and watching his extended family of hockey players, schoolmates and friends support him this way is just amazing. On behalf of my family, the warmest and most grateful thanks to you all.

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Ina Chadwick
23 months ago

I am overwhelmed by this outpouring for my grandson and family and in turn the astounding extended family that one boy has managed to touch. Overwhelmed, Nan Nan

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Nina C. Wilde
23 months ago
8
8

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. ♥

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Lisa Capalbo Floros
23 months ago
4
4

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)

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Christina Bertolino Honcz
23 months ago
3
3

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!!!!

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Michele Morris
22 months ago
2
2

Charlie, Keep Fighting, I to have had the exactly Diagnosed. It was 24 years ago. I'm praying for your Recovery . I believe you will attend your graduation. Michele

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Cara Dolan Berry
23 months ago
1
1

We know you're in the net and ready to make this save! Positive thoughts, prayers and belief in the power of both to you and your family from Franklin and the Berry family!

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Pat Kiely
23 months ago
1
1

https://youtu.be/l4uQj3McHLA

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Noelle North Schmidt
23 months ago
1
1

Stay strong! We are all rooting for you! ~Ryan Schmidt

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Nancy DeGrippo Troy
23 months ago
1
1

Thoughts and prayers to Charlie and the Capalbo family. Tom, Nancy, Thomas and Matt Troy

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Korrie Beaulieu
23 months ago
1
1

As a fellow CT goalie family our thoughts and prayers are with you!! You got this #staystrong The Beaulieu's

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Barb Wilkov
23 months ago
1
1

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.

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Breyah Moore
23 months ago
1
1

I'm praying for you Charlie! Stay strong, you got this!❤❤

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Kathleen Ruggles Orefice
23 months ago
1
1

Capalbo family, we've got you all in our thoughts and prayers. You've got this Charlie ❤️

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Debra Begin
23 months ago
1
1

Stay Strong Charlie, Debra, Elijah and Halle Begin Masuk Hockey Family

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Margaret O'Connell
23 months ago
1
1

Stay strong and fight on, Charlie!! We're all routing for you! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers:)

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Cynthia Vignola Stetter
23 months ago
1
1

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way Charlie. Period 4B Health class not the same without you. Stay Strong.....

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Christine Menna- Pelzar
23 months ago
1
1

We don't know you personally, Charlie, but as a fellow Hockey family, we are praying for you and donating...STAY STRONG, Hockey strong!

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Dylan O'Brien
23 months ago
1
1

Stay strong Charlie, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

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Andy
5 days ago

Charlie- I know exactly what your going through bc I'm a NHL patient myself and had to get a Stem Cell Transplant three years ago! I sent you a friend request on FB and a message I hope you get it. I see your motto is almost identical to mine which was STAY STRONG!!! Yours is BE STRONG!!! So cool! I had a Gofund me page too! You have to be mentally strong each and everyday as well as physically. Your mindset dictates. Give me a call if I can be of any help or guidance to you or your family with my experience. BE STRONG!!! Andy Marshall

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9 hours ago
AB
$50
Andrea Fatse Brosnan
23 hours ago

Hi Charlie, I went to college with your dad, and I've met your mom-2 great people who are blessed with 2 great boys. You and Will are rock stars! I keep you all in my prayers. xoxo

DW
$100
David Wolfenden
2 days ago

Hopes & prayers are with you all !

LW
$100
Lauren Winter
2 days ago
1
1

Rooting for the whole Capalbo family!

LG
$150
Laurie Gaugler
2 days ago

We are sending healing thoughts, strength and love to all of you.

SF
$50
Sgobbo Family
4 days ago

Praying for you and your family Charlie!

DN
$1,000
Deni and Victor Nesi
4 days ago

Thinking of you and your family, Charlie! Keep fighting!

Nina C. Wilde
23 months ago

Charlie is my nephew, and watching his extended family of hockey players, schoolmates and friends support him this way is just amazing. On behalf of my family, the warmest and most grateful thanks to you all.

+ Read More
Ina Chadwick
23 months ago

I am overwhelmed by this outpouring for my grandson and family and in turn the astounding extended family that one boy has managed to touch. Overwhelmed, Nan Nan

+ Read More
Nina C. Wilde
23 months ago
8
8

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. ♥

+ Read More
Lisa Capalbo Floros
23 months ago
4
4

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)

+ Read More
Christina Bertolino Honcz
23 months ago
3
3

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!!!!

+ Read More
Michele Morris
22 months ago
2
2

Charlie, Keep Fighting, I to have had the exactly Diagnosed. It was 24 years ago. I'm praying for your Recovery . I believe you will attend your graduation. Michele

+ Read More
Cara Dolan Berry
23 months ago
1
1

We know you're in the net and ready to make this save! Positive thoughts, prayers and belief in the power of both to you and your family from Franklin and the Berry family!

+ Read More
Pat Kiely
23 months ago
1
1

https://youtu.be/l4uQj3McHLA

+ Read More
Noelle North Schmidt
23 months ago
1
1

Stay strong! We are all rooting for you! ~Ryan Schmidt

+ Read More
Nancy DeGrippo Troy
23 months ago
1
1

Thoughts and prayers to Charlie and the Capalbo family. Tom, Nancy, Thomas and Matt Troy

+ Read More
Korrie Beaulieu
23 months ago
1
1

As a fellow CT goalie family our thoughts and prayers are with you!! You got this #staystrong The Beaulieu's

+ Read More
Barb Wilkov
23 months ago
1
1

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.

+ Read More
Breyah Moore
23 months ago
1
1

I'm praying for you Charlie! Stay strong, you got this!❤❤

+ Read More
Kathleen Ruggles Orefice
23 months ago
1
1

Capalbo family, we've got you all in our thoughts and prayers. You've got this Charlie ❤️

+ Read More
Debra Begin
23 months ago
1
1

Stay Strong Charlie, Debra, Elijah and Halle Begin Masuk Hockey Family

+ Read More
Margaret O'Connell
23 months ago
1
1

Stay strong and fight on, Charlie!! We're all routing for you! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers:)

+ Read More
Cynthia Vignola Stetter
23 months ago
1
1

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way Charlie. Period 4B Health class not the same without you. Stay Strong.....

+ Read More
Christine Menna- Pelzar
23 months ago
1
1

We don't know you personally, Charlie, but as a fellow Hockey family, we are praying for you and donating...STAY STRONG, Hockey strong!

+ Read More
Dylan O'Brien
23 months ago
1
1

Stay strong Charlie, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

+ Read More
Andy
5 days ago

Charlie- I know exactly what your going through bc I'm a NHL patient myself and had to get a Stem Cell Transplant three years ago! I sent you a friend request on FB and a message I hope you get it. I see your motto is almost identical to mine which was STAY STRONG!!! Yours is BE STRONG!!! So cool! I had a Gofund me page too! You have to be mentally strong each and everyday as well as physically. Your mindset dictates. Give me a call if I can be of any help or guidance to you or your family with my experience. BE STRONG!!! Andy Marshall

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