CBC Ottawa did a story about a Stittsville family raising money to pay for surgery in the United States. Lamitta El-Roz is six years old and has been denied funding for dorsal rhizotomy surgery that’s only available in the United States.
The family has launched a fundraising campaign called Lamitta’s Wish to Walk to cover the surgery and follow-up treatment.
Lamitta El-Roz loves comic book super heroes — especially Spiderman.
When asked what super powers she’d like to possess, she doesn’t hesitate. Continue reading →
Canadian Blood Services is encouraging residents of Stittsville to give life by donating blood in 2017. More than 72 blood donors are needed at the upcoming clinic at NEXT (6400 Hazeldean Rd) on February 13 from 5pm to 8pm.
Collecting blood during the colder winter months can be challenging because the weather can increasingly keep people indoors and many donors are away for the season.
Additionally, some donors won’t be able to donate as frequently because of new iron eligibility guidelines introduced recently to promote the health and wellness of blood donors.
In December 2016, the donation interval for women increased to twelve weeks, and beginning in March, men will need a higher hemoglobin level to be eligible to donate.
About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). We operate an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model that includes leading an interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation. Our national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape. Canadian Blood Services is regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization.
A THANK YOU TO STATION 81 FIREFIGHTERS
Stephanie Poff sent us a letter thanking volunteer firefighters for their activities here in Stittsville on Halloween: “I just wanted to share my support for the volunteer station in Stittsville, they were out last night with music playing handing out candy.”
WENDY RUSSELL’S ART AT GAIA JAVA A couple of weekends ago I ran into Kanata artist Wendy Russell hanging some of her new paintings at Gaia Java. Her work will be on display until the end of this week and it’s definitely worth checking out. You can also see her work at The Gift of Art in the Mlacak Centre on November 19 & 20 in Kanata. You can also see some of her work soon at Värdera Café. (Photos via Wendy Russell)
I’m hoping that some of you will be able to help! A dear friend of mine (and fellow Stittsville mom Jen Martin) will be bringing her daughter to Ohio for a surgery for congenital nystagmus. Unfortunately, this surgery is not offered in Canada, nor will it be covered by OHIP despite attempts to have it covered! We have started a GoFundMe page to help Jen cover some costs. Please find it in your hearts to help Makenna get this life changing surgery! Jen, Makenna and I thank you!