The Com­pass’ re­veals its ‘feel good story of the year’

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Win­ning $13,000 at a hockey game gave the An­thony’s a touch of luck af­ter a rough five-year span of health con­cerns. That is why their story is The Com­pass’ feel good story of the year.

Harold An­thony was un­der­go­ing ra­di­a­tion treat­ment for early-stage prostate can­cer in Novem­ber when he was given free tick­ets to the Ice Caps hockey game by the Dr. H. Bliss Mur­phy Can­cer Care Clinic. He pur­chased a 50/50 ticket, not ex­pect­ing to win.

But he did win, and went back to Daf­fodil Place can­cer pa­tient lodge that night and showed his wife Jessie the cheque.

The cou­ple had been plagued with health trou­ble, in­clud­ing Jessie’s own can­cer bat­tle and quadru­ple by­pass. But their pos­i­tive out­look and prize win­nings be­came a way to help oth­ers out, not just them­selves.

Harry and Jessie took their friends from Daf­fodil Place — there were 16 of them — to sup­per. They gave each of their chil­dren $1,000 and bought the neigh­bour a large bag of dog food on their way back to their home­town of Grate’s Cove on the Bay de Verde penin­sula.

The fam­ily has been known for help­ing oth­ers when needed, even if it meant do­ing with­out.

One of the things Harry has al­ways done is keep his truck stocked with Pepsi in case any­one he comes across ever wants a drink, and said that will never change.

Since then, Harry has com­pleted his treat­ment, and the cou­ple is still help­ing their neigh­bours and giv­ing away free Pepsi.

Photo and text by Melissa Jenk­ins/ Spe­cial to the Com­pass

When Harry and Jessie An­thony won some $13,000 at an Ice Caps hockey game in Novem­ber, while Harry was un­der­go­ing can­cer treat­ment, they had no trou­ble us­ing it to help out and thank other peo­ple.

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