Maureen Kennah-Hafstein, who is still waiting for crucial DBS surgery to help with rapidly escalating Parkinson’s symptoms, is overwhelmed with gratitude for the community’s support of her silent auction. (File photo)

Letter: Woman awaiting crucial surgery for Parkinson’s grateful for community support

The silent auction on Sept. 28 and 29 was a huge success.

It was very well attended with almost everything being bid on, with many items going for more than the estimated value.

We had more than 100 items up for bids. The community of Salmon Arm really came through for me and we raised over $7,700.We are almost at the halfway point in our fundraising efforts.

Related: Silent auction to raise funds for crucial surgery

I would like to officially thank all of the very generous donors from Salmon Arm and Sicamous for the incredible support that they have given me. It has truly been a heartwarming experience for me and my family to experience the level of support that we saw during our silent auction over the weekend at Piccadilly Mall.

Also I would like to thank the Salmon Arm Observer for their continued support of me and my situation regarding the waitlist problem with DBS surgery in British Columbia. I feel that this is an issue that everyone in our province should take notice of because you never know when you will find yourself in a situation where you need timely access to urgently needed medical care and are unable to get it.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone.

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein and family


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Slaughterhouse in Salmon Arm site of another protest by activists

Incident at meat processing plant under investigation by Salmon Arm RCMP

Avalanche control scheduled today on Highway 1 east and west of Revelstoke

Avalanche control work is scheduled today for two different locations along Highway… Continue reading

UPDATED: Two sides seek sentencing in Sagmoen mischief trial

Trial starts at 9:30 a.m. in Vernon Law Courts

Snowfall warning issued for Highway 1 from east of Sicamous to Golden

Environment Canada says to expect 15-30 cm of snow by Thursday evening

Single-bridge option chosen to replace RW Bruhn Bridge

Five-lane span selected over plan with second bridge at Main Street

Your morning news in 90: Dec. 13, 2018

Tune in for 90 seconds to get the top headlines for the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen.

Giving the gift of nature

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

‘I thought I was dead as soon as I saw the gun’

Keremeos gas station attendant tells story about man with gun coming to store

‘People talk about deep sadness:’ Scientists study climate change grief

Some call it environmental grief, some call it solastalgia — a word coined for a feeling of homesickness when home changes around you.

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes.

Senate delays start of sittings in new home, delaying start of broadcasts

The Senate and House of Commons are moving into temporary homes for the next decade as a result of long-planned and badly needed renovations to the Centre Block.

UK leader seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

EU leaders gather for a two-day summit, beginning Thursday, which will center on the Brexit negotiations.

Warrant issued for South Okanagan man facing manslaughter charges

Sylvain Modeste Demers is wanted on a warrant

Snowfall warning for Coquihalla, B.C. highways

It’s another wintry day for B.C. highways

Most Read