Caring communities much appreciated

Writer thanks both Cache Creek and Ashcroft for the friendship and support while he was sick.

Dear Editor

Sometimes it takes a good scare to get one’s attention.

As a lot of the readers know I had a major health problem recently and had to spend a couple of weeks in Kelowna and Kamloops hospitals where I can’t say enough good about the treatment that I received, and also about the very professional treatment from the two nurses who were on duty at our own little hospital in Ashcroft. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in caring for me and to thank the people who helped my wife Alice and I when we needed it most.

I can’t say enough about our communities, both Cache Creek and Ashcroft, for caring enough to phone and come and visit me and wish us luck. Our neighbours and friends who were there for us when we needed them most.

I guess what I am really trying to say is that I never realized how many friends I have until something like this comes along. It sure makes a person humble and appreciate what we have, and the medical care that we take for granted until it is really needed.

I cannot think of enough ways to thank everyone so as not to miss anyone – you are all very special. Thank you very much and hope everyone has a Happy New Year.

Darrell Rawcliffe

Cache Creek