Greetings from Ralph Fossum

Local councillor thanks friends and colleagues for support

To the editor:

This is an open letter to my friends, colleagues and citizens.

A great big heart-felt thank you for all the letters, cards and well wishes sent my way. All are very much appreciated.

As many of you know, I have been in Kamloops hospital for the last two months.

I have been diagnosed with an ailment called Guillaume Barre Syndrome – a rare non-contagious disease affecting one in 100,000 people. This disease attacks the central nervous system – onset is very quick and the causes unknown.

There is a strain from which recovery, over time, is fully recoverable. The syndrome paralyzed me from neck down in a period of three days.

I have since regained some control of various parts of my body.

I can’t thank you enough for all your support and I look forward to being home with everyone again in the not too distant future.

Ralph Fossum

100 Mile House


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