New care chair for Barriere Health Centre

Thanks to Gilbert Smith Forest Products and community donations

Mike Kennedy sits on the new electric Treatment Care Chair recently installed at the Barriere Medical Centre

Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. (GSFP) held a ‘Shave For The Brave’ event last December in support of Mike Kennedy, a 30 year employee of the company who had been diagnosed with cancer.

The event was to show support for Kennedy and the journey he was undertaking as he began cancer treatments.  Support was shown by 35 members of staff and management.  For every head shaved, GSFP paid $100 into a pot to purchase a cancer treatment related item for a cancer facility in the southern Interior.  Kennedy’s job was to look for what was needed in relation to a treatment item and where it could best be utilized.

During the event, Ron Wallace Trucking also lent their support by paying $50 for every head shaved,  and a number of other donations were also received. The final total raised came to $6,870.

Kennedy’s choice of equipment was an electric Treatment Care Chair for the Barriere Health Centre, which had a cost of $9,500.  So Gilbert Smith Forest Products generously stepped in, and brought the monies raised up to the $9,500.  The new treatment chair is now installed and being utilized at the Barriere Health Centre.

The electric Treatment Care Chair has the ability to gently move the patient from the seated position into a fully reclined  position.

 

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