Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor

I appreciate being able to utilize your paper to convey my deepest thanks to our MLA Blair Lekstrom. Recently, I required his services to obtain medical aid that was available in Alberta but not in British Columbia.

I telephoned his office and left a message and he called me back from Victoria within the hour. He was in parliament but had his assistant look into the matter immediately. Working with the staff from the Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek Hospitals?, Keltie from the Home Care Office and Dr. Kritzinger, they had my transfer and follow-up care arranged within days. Mr. Lekstrom phoned two days after I had talked to him and told me they were working on my particular problem and hadn?t forgotten about me.The doctors and nurses from both hospitals and from Home Care were wonderful and helped make my road to recovery a lot easier.

I have never had an opportunity to personally experience one of our elected officials working for me and must say I was impressed. Again, thank you Mr. Lekstrom.

Lucille Jacobsen

Tumbler Ridge