Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
May XIVth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
What a brave little boy Tahir Asif is. VIII years old and he's already a winner in my mind (and heart.) A double lung transplant & he pulls through. I mean this little boy has gone through more in VIII years then most folks go through in a lifetime! Let us hope other kids who are in similar circumstances are just as brave. Kudos II Elise Stolte & her reportage department at The Edmonton Journal IV bringing this story to light! Also my thanks II the Stollery Kids Hospital for giving this boy a fighting chance! Kids shouldn't die at VIII. They should grow up to be big and strong, and have lives of their own.
Please encourage young & old kids alike II sign donor cards & raise money IV sick kids. Do this in Alberta schools David. Get parents &/or guardians on this initiative as well. If their kid is dying or dead & can't be saved, then tell them II give the organs II other kids who need a little boost in their own fights! A kid saved now is a kid who will help others in the future!
Source: Elise Stolte, The Edmonton Journal & June C. Koopmans, B. Ed.