Today is Sylvie Fortin's wake, and it's going to be a tough day. In the meantime, I wanted to share something to remind you of her amazing courage.
Yesterday was the annual “Bust a Move” fundraising fitness-o-thon for cancer care and research. I typically do these every year. Obviously, this year I couldn't make it.
Not only did the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation set up a memorial fund in Sylvie's name, but they had a reporter come to our house, interview us, and show the video during yesterday's Bust a Move event.
A friend of ours was there and recorded it with her phone camera (she admitted she was shaking a bit because she was crying).
You can almost hear the gasps in the crowd when it was revealed Sylvie was diagnosed just days before our wedding. After the video, the host was so touched, she couldn't speak for a few seconds and asked everyone to hug each other. Wow.
At 2:00 PM today as we remember Sylvie, take a moment and think of her and our kids. Thank you.