Word of thanks

Kim Gosselin

Dear editor:
I happened to attend the CPR-AED (Automated External Defibrillator) awareness event on Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Memorial Sports Centre.
At this time, I would like to acknowledge all those who put this event on, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Trillium Foundation, Rainy River DSSAB, Town of Fort Frances, Dan McCormick, Ed Carlson and the paramedic staff, and numerous others.
Having AED machines available in community and public settings (i.e., the Legion, Civic Centre, Memorial Sports Centre, etc.) is a great asset. Seeing so many people who came out to learn about this also is fantastic.
In this day and age, if we can go that little extra bit to be knowledgeable, concerned, and show some caring to be able to help out in someone else’s time of need, then isn’t that what it’s all about?
Remember, it could be a friend, family member, acquaintance, or just about anyone. To be able, knowledgeable, and caring enough to get involved, help out, and make a difference to save a life, wouldn’t that put a smile on your face.
I’m proud to be part of a great community such as Fort Frances that is responsible and pro-active in this approach. Other municipalities from Atikokan through Rainy River and Nestor Falls also are initiating AEDs into their communities.
Again, I thank all those involved who assisted me and the many others to be able to help out if the need arises in using CPR-AEDs.
Respectfully yours,
Kim Gosselin
P.S. My family is benefitting from the Personal Learning Program (Family and Friends CPR anytime).
This kit, with Mini Anne, DVD, book, etc., is a great learning tool to share with others, even the kids.