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Meeting the Red Sox: a journey from the ICU to a baseball stadium

Meeting the Red Sox: a journey from the ICU to a baseball stadium - New Brunswick - CBC News
David Kelly meets his baseball heroes just days after his latest cancer treatments ByNathalie Sturgeon, CBC News It was a trip that almost didn't happen. Just days ahead of a planned trip to two of the best known baseball stadiums in the U.S., David Kelly sat confined to the walls of the neurological ICU, at the Saint John Regional hospital. Kelly, the Saint John Sea Dogs head equipment manager https://www.penguinslock.com/penguins-jerseys/patric-hornqvist-jersey.aspx, has been battling cancer for four years. While in the neuro-ICU, doctors discovered new cancer spots on his brain and treated him with radiation. Quality of life During that time, he kept thinking of the trip he'd already booked to seehis baseball heroes. "When I was inneuro-ICU I didn't think there was any chance it was going to happen," said Kelly. Kelly on Yawkey way outside Fenway Park. (David Kelly )But determined, Kelly asked his neurosurgeon if he could stilltravel to see his favourite Boston baseball team play against their New York rivals at Yankee Stadium. Kelly's neurosurgeontold him to go and enjoy himself. "He said if it was him, he would go," said Kelly. "He's all about quality of life and that's [part] of quality of life." Kelly, Andrew Benintendi and Nathan Belliveau on the field at Yankee stadium. (David Kelly )Within a week of being released from the neuro-ICU, Kellywas there, in the stands, watching a batting practice. Meeting his baseball heroes He met pretty much every member of the Boston Red Sox. "They have a great set up for batting practice, you stand right in front of the dugout," he said. "Basically every player that had to go on or off the field had to walk right by me." Saint John rallies around longtime Sea Dogs staff member He spent some timechatting with Jackie Bradley Jr Dylan Zink Jersey, a 27-year old center fielder for the Boston Red Sox. "Just a first class individual, it was just a blast, especially after the week we had," said Kelly. Jackie Bradley Jr, left, on the field at Yankee stadium with Kelly https://www.penguinslock.com/penguins-jerseys/ryan-haggerty-jersey.aspx, right. (David Kelly )Now back in Canada, Kelly is continuing his work with the Saint John Sea Dogs hockey team. While his job is in hockey,he says he's just as passionate about the sport of baseball. "I'm a diehard Red Sox fan," he said. "Hockey is my life, baseball is kind of my getaway from life." Video Political Panel Nov Zach Aston-Reese Jersey. 2 33:53 The panel assembles to discuss Premier Brian Gallant's ultimatum to Liberal MLA Donald Arseneault: quit the second job as a government relations officer or sit as an independent. Video 'Go back home': Moncton student witnesses classmates bullying Syrian boys 1:21 The student was told by a Syrian boy this was not the first time something like that happened Derrick Pouliot Jersey. Video Shane Fowler tended bar for Gord Downie 10 years ago 1:59 Bartenders like to picture themselves pouring drinks for icons who wander in. And that's exactly what happened to Shane Fowler. Gord Downie walked into his bar. Paradise Papers Queen's estate 'not aware' it held indirect offshore investment in stores accused of exploiting poor Paradise Papers U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross benefited from ties to Putin's inner circle, offshore tax leak shows



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