Charlie Capalbo, former Fairfield co-op hockey goalie, fighting cancer a second time

Charlie Capalbo and his family at the Charlie Capalbo hockey jamboree on April 29 at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport.

For a healthy high school senior to wind up battling cancer is a little surreal. For him to have to do it again a few months later?

“You always worry about relapse, but it wasn’t even a relapse,” said Anthony Capalbo, whose older son, Charlie, is in Boston battling leukemia, a second variety of cancer in a year and a half. “The way it presented was weird. Some of the side effects from the chemo he’s having are weird.”

There is good medical news, at least, in his treatment. And once again, the hockey community has rallied around the former Fairfield high school co-op goaltender.

On Dec. 30, the Fairfield Theatre Company will host “Capalbo Crushes Cancer” night, featuring a live band, a DJ and food trucks.

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