Thank You

Thank you note:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone that had to take care of me during my stay at the Montreal Neurological Institute for my second brain operation which took place on the 1st. of Nov. 2007. I don’t have everyone’s name but I’m sure you know who you are and this includes each and every single one of you.

Dr. Olivier and his team:
From the moment I got my hair shaved to the moment I was put on the operating table, every single one of you took care of me with passion and professionalism. This is something I will never forget. You always made me feel comfortable and safe like if nothing was being done to me. We all knew this was a big operation and yet everyone of you took the time to talk to me and to present yourself. This really made me feel comfortable.

Nursing Staff:
Once my operation was done, I was put into your care and all of you were so gentle and nice to me that I will never forget that. Because you all gave me positive energy and this will help in my recuperation from the operation. You always made sure that I was comfortable and my wife also since she had to sleep over one night at the hospital.
When I hear people complain about the nursing staff in hospitals, I personally think that they should put themselves in all of your shoes because they have no idea what you all are going through day and night. So Hat’s off to all of you for your professionalism.

Pre-Administration Staff:
This is a another team no one can forget, because without this team I’m sure certain things would not be taken care of in the proper way.
Apart from some miscommunication this team has a lot on their plates and they are the first ones to deal with the patients even if the patient is in a good mood or bad mood. We all have our tempers but this team has to deal with a lot also.

So to all of you, I want to say from the bottom of my heart a big “THANK YOU” and keep up the good work.

Tom Gilbert &
Chantal Pichette

SWSCC / GSSSWC (Sturge-Weber Syndrome Community Canada / Groupe de Soutien du Syndrome de Sturge-Weber au Canada)


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