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To The Editor,

On April 18, I was reminded how long can change in an instant. My husband left our Nepean home at 8 a.m. to have the tires changed. That is the last thing I remember. Our youngest, Kyle, age 10 recognized that something was wrong with me and woke up his brother Cameron (14). He quickly called 911 and called his Dad. Jim and the paramedics arrived. I was having seizures and was rushed to the QCH. I was placed in a coma and woke up three days later. I was told I had a Meningioma brain tumour. I was transferred to the Ottawa Civic Hospital and brain surgery was scheduled for May 1. The tumour was removed and was found to be benign. The word spread quickly around Vankleek Hill. The outpouring of prayers, love, support and gifts of food was overwhelming. I am truly thankful to each and every one of you for all of your well wishes. I can not begin to express my sincere gratitude to all of you. A very special thank you to my church family, my family — Bob, Ruth, Steve, Tammie and Ben Martin. As well to my husband Jim and my boys Cameron and Kyle: you are all my heroes. I am truly blessed. Thank you all so very much!

Kim (Martin) Stackhouse

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