Our favourite page, I think as it lets us know that the folks we help appreciate our efforts. Being a transplant recipient
myself I can understand very well the feelings of the folks below. The Paddlers consider it a pleasure to help in our small
way. We also thank them very much for the kind words, makes the miles paddled, biked or hiked easier each time we get
a letter. I'm probably the biggest fan, but that is allowed Greg
|Chris Figliuzzi Paddler's Bursary Recipient / 2003
|and his thoughts on the subject
Recently I was honoured to be a recipient of the paddlers for parts education bursary. I submitted my application to Sandra Bell of the Kidney Foundation in Edmonton and was very happy
when she advised me that I was successful.
I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all the work that you do to ensure that individuals
such as myself have an opportunity to receive your bursary. As a recent
kidney recipient I have been unable to work during the summer and this bursary gave me an opportunity to at least contribute
towards my education. This was very important to me.
Thanks to your support I have enrolled in the Grant McEwan Education transfer program. I am very excited about the prospects before me and want you to know that your hard-earned funds
will be put to good use.
I would also like to congratulate you and Vashti Thompson on the unique way you raised the funds. Kayaking 1,000 miles of the Mackenzie River is not an easy feat and you should
be proud of your accomplishments.
Again thank you very much for your selfless act, your ongoing support will ensure that individuals
like myself continue to reap the benefits of your outstanding efforts. Keep up
the good work, your contributions have not gone unnoticed!
Thank you for the letter you gave Jackie for me to read while in hospital.I ended back in hospital
for a month.Was having some complications with my abdomen after they took my peritoneal catheter out.
I never got to thank you for the bursary you gave me.So thank you.I'm slowly trying to finish
my correspondence.The college gave me an extension since I was very sick and couldn't make my deadline.I hope this time I
I have till August to finish and I'm not even half way through.I get very tired after hemodialysis
that I have no energy to learn.I'm going to try to do the assignments when I don't have hemo but then even on those days I'm
Anyways I let you know in a couple months how things go.
Thanks again for everything.
|Sandra Bell Kidney Foundation Director of Programs
|and very helpful , Many thanks Greg
Thanks very much to the crew of Paddlers for Parts; because of your efforts,
Pat and I were able to come up to Yellowknife and promote organ and tissue donation and transplantation in April 2003. We're
pleased that you invited us to the North as your partners in donation awareness. The hospitality was excellent! - Sandra, Director of Programs, Northern AB & the Territories, Kidney Foundation of Canada