As 2012 winds down and we prepare to ring in 2013, I thought it would be fitting to look back on the past year and give thanks for all I've been able to experience.
At the beginning of December, I heard about the Tumanda family and how Leonida was struck and killed in the intersection right in front of her home. The driver took off and has yet to be found. Mr. Tumanda was left to work through the loss of his wife, he also had to explain the tragic loss to their two daughters, aged 4 and 20.
We were able to set up a trust fund for the family. In the ensuing weeks, we asked the community to come forward and help out any way they could. And in the true spirit of Christmas, a builder came forward and offered up a house in Vancouver. The property will be used in 8 months to build on, but in the meantime, the family could have it - rent free.
Leonida Tumanda was struck and killed at East 43rd Avenue and Prince Edward Street in Vancouver this past Sunday night by a hit and run driver.
As a mother with two young children, my heart went out to Mr. Tumanda who is now faced with raising his two girls alone and the devastation that the family is facing right now.
With the permission of Mr. Tumanda, we’ve set up a donation account for his family...
If you are looking for that special one of a kind gift this season - and tons of fun for the family, look no further than the West Coast Christmas Show happening this weekend at the Tradex in Abbotsford.
With so much to see and do, it's got something for everyone.
The show provides great holiday fun for the kids including the Festival of Trees, which showcases amazing decorated trees created by charities in BC....