Community support appreciated

I would like to take the time to recognize and thank the people of our local hospital.


In today’s day and age when negativity tends to be the main focus, I would like to take the time to recognize and thank the people of our local hospital, especially the crew that was working in the emergency, X-ray and O/R rooms Saturday afternoon to early Sunday morning.

As any parent can relate to, when your child is injured and you have to take her or him to emergency, you are on an emotional roller coaster and your entire being is tested.

I feel the old saying “It takes a community to raise a child,” really came to light over the weekend.

Our daughter was injured Saturday playing rugby and had to be taken into a typically full weekend emergency room. The caring staff did their best to accommodate us right away and treated my daughter with nothing but extreme professionalism and a loving and caring heart. I apologize that I don’t remember all the staff’s names that were on the two shifts but I would like to name a few that I do.  Karen Straza, Jamie-Lynn Purdy from O/R,  Bev Straza from X-ray, Colleen Patenaude, Tanya Taschuk, Emanuel, and  Chealsey all from the emergency room. They all did an amazing job that did not go unnoticed.

I would also like to take the time to thank Pat and Tracey Whitford for taking such good care of her when we were not there.

I feel lucky to have our daughter surrounded by such a wonderful community.

Troy and Naomi Weil

Williams Lake