Tuesday, July 24, 2007 6:48 PM

Thumb and Pinkie Saved

From: Zander
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2007 1:35 AM
To: mmflint@aol.com
Subject: Canadian HealthCare Story

Hello Mr. Moore

I'd like to present this story to discredit any skeptics out there about the movie.

Me and my family moved to Canada on March of 1999 from South Africa, becoming landed immigrants and eventually ending up in Kelowna, B.C.

At the time of the accident, my older brother was 22 years old and unemployed.

It was around noon 2 months ago, me, my brother, and my dad were setting a hardwood floor in our living room and adjoining kitchen when my dad needed my brother to do a small cut so that the board would fit.

My brother, Rudolf, who had used construction equipment before, was using a circular saw to cut along the piece of board when the blade caught on a knot in the wood.

The piece of wood shot through the saw and completely took off his right hand thumb and crushed the joint in the pinkie finger.

My dad dropped everything he was doing, got him in his friend's truck (who was visiting) and rushed him to the hospital.

The nurse on duty saw my brother's thumb and admitted him immediately. Luckily, the best plastic surgeon in the Okanagan had just gone on call.

Within 5-10 minutes, they had him on an operating table getting him sedation.

After, what seemed like ages of operation, they (the doctors) announced that they were able to save both his thumb and pinkie and that he was resting comfortably in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of the Kelowna General Hospital.

A week or two later he was released with a massive cast on his hand and a schedule for treatment. Right now he is starting his therapy with a specially designed brace to exercise his thumb.

All this was done for free, including the following treatments and therapy and without the waiting times that we're accredited with.

Thank you for the great movie,
Zander
Kelowna, B.C.

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