Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Message From Fran Pizzani


A Ranger is an original. Like no other.

A Ranger is a symbol of hard work, drive, determination and character.

A Ranger is someone very special. He plays with heart. He does not back down from a fight.

A Ranger does not fear hospitals. Does not shy away from blood work, intravenous medicines or more tests.

A Ranger can beat a fever of 105.

A Ranger can survive very little sleep in a noisy ICU.

A Ranger can survive a coma. A 14 day coma. He can survive organ failure, even organ shutdown.

A Ranger will go through dialysis or a ventilator if they are needed to help him
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But, a Ranger cannot do it alone. He needs family, friends and a great, great deal of support.

We’ve all seen the Rangers raise their sticks at the end of a win to the Garden faithful. I have always loved that. It always made me feel like I was a real part of that win.  I am writing this to thank all of you for all of your support through all of this. I have read all of your comments over and over again and have been crying like Mark Messier during one of his speeches. I am overwhelmed by all of you.

The Ranger community, actually, even better, FAMILY, has amazed and inspired. I am so, so grateful to The Dark Ranger and to each and every one of you for all of your comments and support. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I have been home for 6 days now after close to 30 days in the hospital. Most everything is a challenge. Just getting dressed can be exhausting. Walking 8 blocks was like climbing Everest. But after all of the love and support I have seen, I am not backing down. I will chase the puck, I will I charge the net, I will finish my checks. Yes, I will drop the gloves and fight to get my life back.

My name is Fran Pizzani and...

I AM A RANGER!!!!

FP

9 comments:

  1. so great to hear fran's doing better! how about a fight and a stick salute, in honor of his return home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEv_QMfzt9U

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  2. THIS IS HUGE! WELCOME BACK TO THE LAND OF WINNING!!! WE ARE BROTHER IN BLUE FOREVER.

    dj

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  3. You are the man. Welcome home buddy. Glad to hear your voice.

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  4. You got me balling just like Mess. Best of wishes And thank you for defining what no other sports fan can understand. Also, you have a name that sounds like a Ranger.

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  5. Fran. Great fight. You made it and we all will continue to pray for you.

    God Bless you Fran and your family.

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  6. Keep diggin' Fran. Pain is just weakness leaving the body.

    Welcome home.

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  7. Fran I am so proud of you, from one Ranger fan to another, keep fighting and keep winning!!!!

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