Vees come through for fan

Hockey team autographs T-shirt for fan who was hospitalized

I would like to take this opportunity to personally and publicly thank Louie Nanne and all the Vees players and coach who signed a very precious memento of a Penticton Vees Jr. A Hockey Club T-shirt I received a few days ago and will treasure forever.

Over the last few months I have had to spend a month at the Kelowna General Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and Penticton Regional Hospital with a severe infection in my pacemaker/heart area. At St. Paul’s a specialized heart surgeon (one of only two in B.C.) removed the pacemaker and the leads into the heart and replaced them a couple of days later.

Being a season ticket holder, needless to say, I had to miss some Vees home games which I normally never miss unless there is a real good reason, like being in the hospital. When Louie heard what had happened, I understand he organized all the team and coach into signing this T-shirt.

This is just one great example of how this fine group of thoughtful young men have done such a fantastic job of being great ambassadors and representing our town with their actions. I know they have done a lot of very worthwhile endeavors but I wanted to share my experience. I hope when there is a lull in the playoffs the coach will allow me to visit at a practice and meet them personally.

Go Vees Go!

Colin Milne

 

Penticton