As I write this letter, I am patient in Chilliwack General Hospital.
I’m 49 and a mother of 3 grown children. I am a Business woman in the Community.
On November 25th, I was admitted into Chilliwack General by ambulance and treated with the symptoms of Spinal Meningitis.
Within a day I was sent by Ambulance to Abbotsford ICU and placed on a respirator and feeding tubes to help me survive. I was in a sleep induced coma for 48hrs.
Due to swelling in my brain, and infection in my spine, I was totally paralyzed from the arm pits down. I was brought back to Chilliwack to recoup and have been here for another 2 weeks. I could not wiggle a toe then I began to unfreeze and had to learn to walk again.
This is was one of the most terrifying experiences one may ever imagine for themselves or a loved one to go through.
However, I have a Wonderful Story!
From the NURSES, physiotherapy, doctors ambulance drivers, care aids, housekeeping kitchen staff and on I have been surrounded by ANGELS!
Every single experience I have encountered with these fine beautiful people has been extraordinary! From the kindness in their voices, the sympathy in the eyes and the love in their touch I am overwhelmed with love. I see them helping others, selfishly and thanklessly.
I am so thankful for having people like this in my community. I want to shout it from the highest mountain!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We have an amazing Hospital filled with bright lights of hope and encouragement!
God loves us so much through these wonderful people.
This is going to be the BEST Christmas I have ever had!
I am being released today! I get to walk out of here with a walker. But Thank GOD! I can walk!
They are calling me a Miracle!
Thank you Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Chilliwack General Hospital.
I love you all, you are my Angels.
Wendy Standcumbe and Family.