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Eddie Olczyk signs the jersey of Mitchell Good, 8, of Orland Park, on Saturday, Dec. 7, during an appearance at Barnes & Noble in Orland Park. Mitchell’s father, Jeff, and brother Dylan, 14, stand alongside him. Bob Klein/22nd Century Media
Eddie Olczyk signs autographs Saturday, Dec. 7, at Barnes & Noble in Orland Park for Joe and Donna Juarez, of Gibson City, who traveled two hours to get to the signing. Bob Klein/22nd Century Media
Bill Jones, Editor
4:20 am CST December 10, 2019
“I think initially I wanted to skate under a rock and deal with it and not be a burden on anybody,” Eddie Olczyk said of his knee-jerk reaction when diagnosed with cancer in 2017. “The initial thought was, ‘I don’t want to bother anybody with it and just deal with it myself,’ but that would be impossible to do.”