Daughter Honour’s Dad’s Healthcare
Colin Gillingham was diagnosed with diabetes when he was
23. Last year, he had a blister from a new pair of sneakers
which developed into a diabetic ulcer. After becoming
extremely infected, turning shades of black and green, Colin
was told he’d likely lose his foot.
After two six week stints in the Northern Lights Regional
Health Centre, one skin graft and countless hospital visits and
dressing changes– Colin’s foot was saved!
“All of the nurses on both floors I received service on were
amazing,” said Colin.
Calleigh, Colin’s daughter, wanted to thank the heroes who
saved her dad’s foot. She decided to hold a lemonade stand,
and donate her profits to the Health Centre. She asked her
poppy (Dean Bown) to build her a stand, and he did just that.
After spending a day at Waterways Park, lots of lemonade,
cookies and candy ring pops, Calleigh proudly donated $151!
“I felt like it was the only thing a nine year old could really
do to raise money. The nurses were really nice so I wanted
to give back and say thank you. Even the kids at the park
wanted to help me sell lemonade,” said Calleigh.
Honour healthcare’s unsung heroes, physicians, nurses,
support staff and volunteers who are transforming and saving
lives through making a gift to the Northern Lights Health
Foundation. Your care provider will receive a special letter
letting them know that they’ve been recognized, along with
a celebratory “Healthcare Hero” pin they can proudly wear
every day to remind them that you care.
To Honour your Healthcare Hero, call the Health Foundation
office at (780) 791-6041.
Calleigh and her Dad Colin