We will be having an open service/celebration of life for our son Casey Strale at The Rinks Irvine Inline, on Rink #2 next Tuesday afternoon (July 2) at 1:00 pm (1300 – in honor of Casey's jersey #13). We ask that kids/adults wear hockey jersey/hockey garb, even your skates and sticks for a floor tap in his honor. If you have on a suit and tie be prepared to sit in the penalty box!
Parking will be an issue, please arrive early and park at Bill Barber Community Park or Creekside High School 3387 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606 and walk over. There will be staff to help direct you.
Additional parking will be at the city park and Creekside school. City employees will direct traffic from the park and shuttle with a golf cart. Possible bus to shuttle from Creekside.
- Traci Strale
Video of Casey's Accuracy Practice in his driveway from last February.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that all donations be directed to your choice of the following:
c/o Give Blood Play Hockey
14742 Plaza Drive, Suite 203
Tustin, CA 92780
(Please make checks out to CHOC Foundation
and write Casey Strale on the memo line.)
Or donate on line at:
Translational Genomics Research Institute
445 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-9820
(Please write Casey Strale on the memo line)
Check out our article on page 23 of the May 2013 Issue of Rubber Magazine!
The Anaheim Ducks recap Give Blood Play Hockey 2012:
Congratulations to Lindsay Shoaff and Melissa Eggers!
Here is their winning entry to the video contest:
Learn about Casey Strale:
From The Orange County Register's article on Casey Strale, "The Miracle Kid".
He remembers floating to the top of the room and looking down on his family gathered around his hospital bed. Good trick for a little boy pumped so full of drugs he was paralyzed.
He remembers being trapped in an elevator in Mexico, even through he never has been trapped in an elevator or been to Mexico.
He remembers traveling to Maui, another place Casey Strale, at that time, never had been to.
He remembers the details, but he doesn't remember the dying, which his dad, Chris, is pretty certain happened in there somewhere, too.
And so it was that father and son were at Children's Hospital of Orange County. A regularly scheduled check-up. The clinician looked at Casey, looked down at Casey's chart and then looked up again.
"Oh, you're 'The Miracle Kid,' aren't you?" ...Read More