Donation all heart

First Open Heart Society – Mid Island Chapter comes through for Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.

The First Open Heart Society – Mid Island Chapter lost one of its own when Douglas Reid, a past-chairman and inspiration to society members, died of a heart attack in March.

Reid’s positive influence was found in every aspect of the chapter through his passion to share his knowledge and experience regarding heart health, to the diligent work he did quietly behind the scenes.

In honour of Reid’s commitment to those facing heart-related conditions, the chapter donated $2,700 to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a crash cart for the new emergency department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

The crash cart is an essential tool for ER staff reacting to medical emergencies because it houses lifesaving equipment.

“The family is extremely pleased that this gift will go on to help other families,” said Reid’s wife, Judy, a chapter director.

The chapter supports anyone with heart-related problems. Its next meeting  is Sept. 28 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd., at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, please e-mail fohsnan@shaw.ca or call 250-248-8751.

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