It is hard to fathom that I’ve been on the road three months now. Some days feel longer than others, but overall the time seems to have passed in the blink of an eye. It was a huge psychological victory to complete my 56-day walk through Ontario, but bittersweet too, after meeting many wonderful people, witnessing many acts of kindness, and taking in such breathtaking beauty.
On Wednesday morning, I was greeted at the Ontario-Manitoba border by Joan and Val, two members of Palliative Manitoba. We had an instant connection as both are former nurses, and are dedicated to creating awareness about palliative care. They have been working hard since the beginning of my journey to find ways to use my walk through Manitoba as a catalyst for building awareness.
Over the next few weeks, we hope to have an amazing impact, so stay tuned! We are also partners with Canadian Virtual Hospice, an online resource for caregivers and families worldwide that is based in Winnipeg. Together, the opportunities for building national awareness are exciting.
I would also like to thank one of my local partners, Ms. Sarah-Dawn Cameron. She recently opened Fernweh Apparel in Pictou, where she sells clothing for the global citizen in us all. She donated three per cent of sales for June and July to support this walk and the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, and I was humbled by her genuine support for not only me but for our local palliative care organization. Please support Sarah-Dawn, a great global citizen, as she supports our community. Thank you, Sarah-Dawn!
Fernweh Apparel Website: www.fernwehapparel.com/
Ian's Walk for End of Life Care
Ian Bos is walking across Canada in support of Palliative Care Society and writes weekly about his adventures.