I have lived 22 years of my life without vision in my right eye because of a chemical burn. I’ve undergone countless surgeries to have my cornea replaced only to have my body reject it every single time. This procedure has worked completely in restoring 82 of 107 eyes and another 14 getting their vision partially back. You don’t know how much this means to me. I’m kinda emotional right now. The thought of getting my vision back scares me. My parents are willing to do whatever it takes to get this procedure done. No more one eye jokes..
They trade Kirk Hinrich and 17th pick in the first round draft to clear 31 million in cap room. We’re looking getting two top free agents! If we get Lebron and pair him up with a Bosh/Boozer/Johnson/Stoudemire.. Omg.. and they already have Rose/Deng/Noah. Its going to be an exciting July 1st for sure.
I swear.. If this happens.. I’m going to be super mad if I see Bandwagoners hop on the Bulls. Serious.. Nobody rep’d them except the real fans the past couple of years. You know who you are.. and I’m NOT talking about those Bulls now Laker fans. Stay a Laker fan.
Bob Hagelund sits at Departure Bay beach on Wednesday; a place where he has spent hours contemplating what might have been.
NANAIMO, B.C. — Bob Hagelund never even kissed the woman he says he would marry in a heartbeat after meeting her 45 years ago.
The Nanaimo man was 25 when he met Joyce Hook at a deli in Melbourne, Australia, in 1965.
He was in port aboard a Norwegian cargo ship and she was 19 and a university student.
Their only conversation lasted for more than three hours. But from the moment he saw her, Hagelund says he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
He promised he would come back and see her and she promised to write.
His final memory is of Hook boarding a bus as they said goodbye. “I can still see her reaching for the railing,” said Hagelund, now 70. “I would marry her at the drop of a hat.”
Hagelund was devastated when no letter waited for him upon his ship’s return to New York three months later. He figured Hook was not interested and never sent his own letter.
Yet more than three years after their fateful meeting, Hook’s letter arrived — apparently it had languished at a postal outlet.
The page was filled with expressions of love from Hook, including how she cancelled university plans to be with him. But years before Facebook, e-mail or cellphones, their reunion was lost.
He still desperately wants to find his long-lost love.
A family friend and University of Victoria student, Angela Bridges, heard about Hagelund’s plight last summer. Hagelund’s story has now made it to the crew of The Buried Life, a TV show about tying up loose ends in life. A film crew from Los Angeles visited Hagelund last week.
A webpage has also been launched, www.findingjoyce.com, which features a love letter Hagelund penned to Hook.
Hagelund says he has spent his whole life with regret, spending many hours on Departure Bay beach thinking of what may have been. He married at 40 but separated after fewer than six years. He has no children.
“I want her to read that love letter,” said Hagelund. “I just need some kind of an answer.”