Fairfield community rallies behind hockey player with cancer
A Fairfield community is rallying behind a hockey player who's up against his toughest opponent yet: cancer.
Charlie Capalbo was the starting goalie for the Fairfield Co-op high school boys hockey team. He played through his last game with what he thought was the flu or mononucleosis.
But a few days later, he received a diagnosis of stage 3 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Doctors say the cancer is curable. Capalbo will have to undergo 32 months of chemotherapy.
As of Friday night, a GoFundMe page for his family has raised more than $150,000.