Thanks for taking a look at my page. I'd like to tell you why I have decided to canvass again this year
This is my 6th year of being a volunteer with this foundation
Many of you know the Heart and Stroke Foundation has personally and deeply touched my family.
However it tragically struck our circle of friends very hard this past year in September.
As many of you know Charles and I regularly went to Pop-Up Hamilton Dining events. And through these events we got to know Dave and his partner Nicole, and meet his daughter that is about the same age as Alexis. Dave was an extraordinary person and he was taken from is dear family far too soon.
So this year I have dedicated my canvas in honour of Dave and his #madlove he showed everyone. Thank you Nicole for allowing me to honour Dave in this way.
Some of you may remember from my previous campaign stories, my Father suffered a major stroke the end of December 2011.
Either he did not recognize the signs of what happened or hid his symptoms from my Mother and blamed it on biting his tongue chewing popcorn for his speech impediment and the dog getting in the way for his frequent and random clumsiness.
Thankfully our very close friends were fortunate enough to convince him to go to the hospital on January 1st 2012.
After a week spent at Hamilton General Hospital, and after many, many, many tests and doctors’ appointments, it was determined that this was actually his second stroke and we were absolutely shocked.
My father has changed a lot of his “ways” and is STILL on the road to recovery even six years later.
Unfortunately, heart disease and stoke has plagued our family as we lost my Aunt, my Father’s only sister, a few weeks later in January 2012. And my Grandparents (Father’s side) one suffered a debilitating stroke and one a massive heart attack.
Last year we tragically lost Charles' dear Uncle Farid suddenly to a massive heart attack doing what he loved…enjoying a beautiful picnic breakfast on the beach in Long Point with his partner in life Sharon.
Please help donate if you can to the Heart and Stoke Foundation.
It has impacted and influenced our lives and others around me greatly and holds a very close place in my heart.
Any support, if you wish, would be greatly appreciated!
You can either follow the link and donate online or contact me in person.
Remember “February” is Heart Month.
Sarah and family