LETTER: Unseen local heroes

This became obvious to my family recently when my mom suffered a heart attack...

There are many heroes in our community that go unnoticed. This became obvious to my family recently when my mom suffered a heart attack.

Seeing the care given to our mom from her arrival at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital emergency to her two weeks in ICU and then the Cardiac Care Unit opened our eyes to how very lucky we are to have access to such outstanding people. We thank all of those involved in the care of our mother and want all of you to know how much we really appreciated all of your efforts.

All of you, from the cleaners, meal delivery, nurses, doctors, orderlies, volunteers etc. form a team and together all of your combined efforts help those in need. You and your families should all be so proud of what you do and for the great impact you have in helping those in need.

Special thanks goes out to ER Dr. Dhat, ER Nurse Ben, ICU Nurses Lisa, Chelsea and Dave, Cardiac Care Unit Nurse Song and Royal Columbian Hospital Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Kahn. On behalf of my entire family we thank you all for saving our mother, Wilma Hunter’s, life.

Heidi and Mike Bilodeau

Just Posted

Rail group to bring plan to Abbotsford council

Group is calling for plans to run trains on rail line between Chilliwack and Surrey

UPDATE: New Abbotsford ER expansion expected to welcome patients in October 2020

Deadline for construction proposals closes, but construction timeline unknown

Mt. Baker climbers reach summit in memory of Const. John Davidson

Team includes Abbotsford Police members, Davidson’s 3 kids and others

Abbotsford ‘Champ’ bikes with confidence thanks to War Amps

Camden Loewen, 11, receives adaptive device to hold onto handlebar

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Hazmat incident closes down Lower Mainland street

One person is believed to be dead, police said

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

Unsealed record suggests U.S. man convicted of murdering Vancouver Island couple left DNA on zip tie in 1987

William Talbott is set to be sentenced Wednesday in the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

Pride flags stolen from Lower Mainland church

Went missing sometime Friday night, says Maple Ridge reverend

25 new wheelchair-accessible cabins open at Cultus Lake Provincial Park

Maple Bay Campground is now home to 25 new wheelchair friendly cabins, a first for BC Parks

Most Read