Local realtor Ian Lindsay is still collecting donations after an inspiring tour of the B.C. Children’s Hospital and involvement in the Children’s Miracle Telethon.
“The time spent in the ICU was rather amazing,” he e-mailed The NEWS. “It is a place that you are glad exists and fervently hope that you never have to visit. We saw the special equipment needed to help keep small babies alive. We saw young mothers and fathers taking care of their precious children in private rooms and open ward areas.”
The tour was meant as a thank you and to provide the long-involved realtors with information to take back to other RE/MAX realtors who support the Children’s Hospital through the Miracle Office and Miracle Home program.
“We met with one young family whose six-month-old baby had been diagnosed with brain cancer. The tumor had been removed and now they were going through several more months of chemotherapy and rehab,” Lindsay explained of the otherwise very normal couple who’d barely seen their apartment in months.
“They were so grateful to the hospital and its supporters for the assistance. And yes they had a beautiful little baby who was active and smiled at us from behind the glass of the special room.”
“I have been involved with The Children’s Hospital through an introduction made by RE/MAX over 15 years ago… but I must say that the impact of the visit was more than one could really comprehend when listening to a speaker, or out there fundraising for the good of the cause.”
“To see the tangible hands-on work in progress… is very humbling.”
Lindsay and the B.C. RE/MAX team also took part in the live B.C. Children’s Miracle Weekend Telethon. For more information, visit:
— Submitted by Ian Lindsay