Have you ever sat in an Emergency Waiting Room for hours and despised the long wait time? Do you or a loved one suffer from diabetes or its tragic complications such as a lower limb amputation? Hi, I’m Kathleen Cesarin. In my 11 years of nursing in Emergency Rooms, Orthopedic Clinics and in Wound Care, I was frustrated watching non-urgent patients wait for hours in an ER. I’ve also been inspired by my patients and diabetic family members who have experienced the devastation of an amputation and even death. My passion is to be part of the solution! Here are some scary, but important facts for you to consider: Did you know?... -It’s estimated that over half of ER visits could be redirected if services existed elsewhere in the community. -In 2014, 391 lower-limb amputations were performed in Alberta on patients with a diabetic foot ulcer. -It’s estimated that up to 85% of amputations are PREVENTABLE and that 50% or more of those who have an amputation will die within 5 years. This is absolutely UNACCEPTABLE! These wounds are notoriously hard to heal and cost millions of health care dollars annually. We have a solution! The public will now have a highly accessible, specialized clinic to treat non-emergent orthopedic and wound care patients in a timely way, eliminating hundreds of ER visits and freeing up ER beds for patients who urgently need it. For the last 2 years, we have tested the need and been successfully providing innovative and specialized nursing services on a mobile basis. Now, we’re ready to grow and help even more people! Our goal is to open our Cast Clinic & Limb Preservation Centre in a convenient, central area in the Spring of 2019. And, since day one of business we have designated 10% of yearly profits to support worthy community charities. By helping US you are helping your local charities too! How are we going to realize this vision? With YOUR help! We invite you to feel the pride and put YOUR family or company name on a piece of this project. BE part of THE CHANGE we need in our community. Thankyou for your support!

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