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Thoughts With Kerry Fraser And Family

from Kerry Fraser at NHL.com,

Kerry Fraser, who retired in 2010 after spending 30 years as an NHL referee, was recently diagnosed with a rare chronic blood disorder called essential thrombocythemia. As part of Hockey Fights Cancer Month, Fraser shares his diagnosis and his outlook with NHL.com.

It was just 10 days ago that my wife Kathy and I sat in an examination room at world-renowned Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philadelphia, for a follow-up appointment with hematologist, Dr. Stefan Barta.

After another hectic drive through rush-hour traffic from our home in southern New Jersey, I was lamenting to Kathy -- actually complaining in vociferous terms that warranted a misconduct penalty -- why she had booked me into this facility in the first place! After all, this is where former NHL coach Roger Neilson and other really sick people come to be treated.

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