On the evening of January 24 and again on the morning of January 26, our lovely Mandy Petrie was broadsided by strokes. She was taken to hospital by ambulance, first to Creston, then Cranbrook, and then airlifted to the ICU in Kelowna. She will be in the hospital until at least February 7, for more testing.
She needs our help and support at this time, to see her through her recovery, help pay her bills, and keep her and her boy Benji afloat while she is unable to work. Mandy is one of our community creatives, a photographer, and a dear friend and inspiration to many of us.
You will have seen her working at Crawford Bay store, participating in some of the Hexagon player theatre productions, or walking the wetlands taking her beautiful photos of crows for the calendars she produces.
Complicating things is a move at the end of March from her present residence.
If you feel you can help Mandy and her boy in any way, she would be so grateful.