What A Difference A Year Makes.

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Cardiac Intensive Care At St. Paul's Hospital-Dec. 2014

Cardiac Intensive Care At St. Paul’s Hospital-Dec. 2014

Well folks, one year ago today Tim received his second transplanted heart. A year has gone by, the days have flown past and all our lives are so changed from what they were a year ago.

Our family is so thankful for the gift of life. We thank our gracious and loving God, a courageous donor family, an amazing medical team of surgeons, nurses and doctors. We are also in awe of the on-going love and support  (of all kinds) of family and friends, locally and the world over.

As we look forward to celebrating the birth of the babe of Bethlehem, our prayer is that peace would replace war, love would replace hate, and that we would all be able to love our neighbour as ourselves.

Summer 2015 With Andi, Charlotte and Oliver.

Summer 2015 With Andi, Charlotte and Oliver.

Merry Christmas, God bless and ‘bye for now.

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A Wonderful Evening.

11822548_10155900500890156_2326874752920528195_nLast night our family attended a wonderful evening out at Glacier Greens Golf Course, one of our local courses. Friends of Tim and Andi had organized a celebration evening whereby other friends of theirs and family members got together to celebrate the wonderful turn around in Tim’s heath over the past year.

Most of you who read this blog from time to time know that one year ago Tim was very sick and things got worse until a new heart was found for him on Dec. 22 of 2014.

Tim, Andi and their family have received so much loving care from this wonderful community of the Comox Valley, and last night it all came to a head through the tremendous efforts of an amazing group.

There was a silent auction followed by a dinner (cooked by a friend). A short video of Tim’s life from birth to present came next, and the whole evening wound up with a dance to a live band.

It was so good to see everyone loving life, meeting and greeting each other and caring for each other in so many ways.

The evening also helped raise funds for Tim and his family, to help them through this tricky stretch where he is recovering from the transplant, unable to work, and facing more corrective/replacement surgery for a leaking heart valve.

From our family to all the brilliant organizers comes a heartfelt thank you. Enjoy the pictures which are courtesy of Marcie Dumais.

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