Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Fenway, Dec 20, 2019.
They're quite nifty aren't they?
Great news @Mission ImPastable!
I was thinking of your kitty today.
I totally agree - the scene where Bobby kicks Hank in the balls is still one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV.
I tell you what.
Sunday breakfast in Palm Beach, Aruba
loving the extra side of homefries
Anyone concerned about this pandemic? This is going to sound premature but there is a >0 chance of pro sports being shut down if this thing gets bad. In an arena with 17,000 people is the last place you would want to be if this got bad. No doubt in China that pro sports is already shut down.
The entire city of Wuhan has been shutdown and this is a city larger than New York
13 cities with 50 million people are shut down. And basically all public gatherings have been halted. 70,000 movie theatres are shuttered.
really need to take this seriously.
I sometimes am amazed with some that say ‘no worries. China is way far away’.
A virus only needs ‘Patient 1’ here.
This isnt science fiction.
Where we are a worldwide corp. we have already begun on a pandemic plan.
That is horrible.
There are several non-stops from Wuhan to the US - Thank goodness the Chinese are being upfront about it
That is where I live.
I am very happy to hear this. What a beautiful kitty !
I havent been to Hudson NH since Bensons closed.
A heart warming ice hockey story from Northern Ireland.
Ice hockey: Belfast Giants give boy with genetic disorder 'reason to fight'
By Ali GordonBBC News NI
25 January 2020
"Is my blood teal?"
It may sound like a surprising question for a doctor to hear - but this isn't just any patient. This is Blake McCaughey, a Belfast Giants superfan.
The 12-year-old, from Tandragee in County Armagh, has a rare genetic disorder that means he will spend the foreseeable future in hospital, hooked up to pumps, for up to 20 hours a day.
But ice hockey has become "the reason he fights so hard through all these challenges".
He spends hours every day watching the sport from his hospital bed, which has been brightened up with teal pillows, in support of his beloved team.
When player Spiro Goulakos broke his ice hockey stick, it was used to make Blake a new pair of crutches.
"For Blake, life is hockey - everything that drives him through rough times will be about hockey and the Giants," his mum, Christine, told BBC News NI.
Blake was born with two chromosome deletions and abnormal muscle fibres.
By the time he was 16 months old, he had had 33 hospital admissions and battled pneumonia 19 times. Since then, he has been designated "nil by mouth".
In May 2017, he had open-heart surgery.
"When he was coming round from surgery, one of the Belfast Giants was there, holding his hand," said Christine.
Blake recovered well but, two years later, his health declined: His gut and bowel stopped absorbing nutrients and his heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature dangerously lowered.
Just last week he had more surgery to help with feeding and he will remain in hospital until he has gained weight.
"When Blake has a bad day, a simple photo or video call from one of his hockey buddies helps him keep fighting," said Christine.
"The Giants have always been a rock to Blake and us, and Blake has no bones in saying that Belfast Giants head coach Adam Keefe is his best mate, although he doesn't like Adam getting cross on game nights on the bench."
Image captionBlake's family have become big fans of the Belfast Giants over the last four years
When Blake is well enough to leave the hospital, watching ice hockey is always at the top of his to-do list. It's even better when he gets to go with his little sister Pixie.
"He hates to miss a game," said Christine.
"Unlike most 12 year olds, Blake will never get to experience playing hockey but, with friends like the Belfast Giants, they make the impossible very possible and on a few occasions have had Blake out of his wheelchair, pull on the skates and be held whilst he skates in the SSE Arena."
His love for ice hockey has even caught the attention of other teams in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL), the UK's premier competition, who send him videos and messages of love and support.
"Social media has brought us many friends on our journey from far and wide, and especially the hockey community," said Christine.
"Every team in the EIHL has looked after Blake so well and he's got good friends on every team. They have all reached out when Blake has needed a little encouragement along the way.
"Players for the Giants come and go, depending on their contracts, but some of our closest friends have been found through the Giants and no matter where they are in the world, they still keep very much in touch," she added.
"We use social media to spread awareness of Blake's condition and to share his amazing attitude to life, the strength and courage he has pulls us all through. His personality is one of a kind.
"When you meet him for the first time, you will see a shy little boy in a wheelchair but he's an absolute character and fond of the girls, especially nurses and doctors!
"He is a mischievous, fun-loving, hockey-crazed boy who spends hours watching hockey, talking hockey and even sleeps in hockey bedding.
"Blake loves everything teal and they are the reason he fights so hard through all these challenges."
Giants give brave Blake 'fight' for rare condition
Damn dust in my eyes....
Funny thing about encouragement & thankfullness. It lifts both the receiver and the sender.
Well I grew up in Littleton MA . I moved here when my daughter was going into 4th grade because the public schools were highly rated and the schools in the town were had been living in were not good.
She got into one of the little Ivy Universities so I guess it was true ! It is not a wealthy town but they spend $ on the schools. (I cannot speak to now as she graduated many years ago).
When we first moved here the elephants were still living at the Benson's property.
I am on the Windham border so this map doesn't have my street
Gratitude manifests energy in so many ways. It's been scientifically proven.
It's never a bad thing.
so true, Gratitude is also an action word, can`t say I`m grateful to have family/friend`s in my life but never take the action to reach out and chat with them as an example
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