James Skinner

“Now his ongoing health concerns are compelling him to give up a volunteer service that is uber important to our community. James started the Valley Events website listing of everything going on in the wider Valley several years ago. It has become the go-to place to find out what’s happening.

[…] It’s been almost a decade since he had to leave behind his job as a senior software designer at Nortel in Ottawa. Moving back to the Valley, it was obvious when I met him in 2008 that his health was compromised.”

“I sat down with James in 2008 because he had spent years waiting for the medical system to help relieve his breathing and sleep problems. It’s been a long, long wait. […] Most of his efforts at self-education were dismissed. His symptoms were misdiagnosed or ignored.”

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Source: Kings County News, Canada

Author: Wendy Elliott