Keith’s Journey of Hope
from Cornwall to Kitchener
in support of individuals with Involuntary Movement /Tics.
My name is Keith Bourne. I was raised in Windsor Ontario. I was in business for most of my adult life until 1999 when I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after the tragic passing of my mother. For nine years I was highly medicated. In 2009 I quit all my medication and began a journey to learn how to deal with the PTSD and began to look for answers and then began to share a page for PTSD on Facebook.
Then almost four years ago I began to have involuntary movements/Tics. I became home bound relying on others to do my groceries and personal errands and lived in isolation for almost 3 years. I have had episodes where my entire body involuntarily moves, and where I have lost any control of my hands and legs. I sought help from the medical professionals and was told that there was no hope for me. I was unique. I became that guy everyone looked at when I was out, moving involuntarily. I felt hopeless and the medications wouldn’t help me with the involuntary muscle movements. I began researching once again for answers to heal myself which I have done.
On July 31, I will start out on a 537.8 km hike from Cornwall to Kitchener along Highway 2 to raise money to increase awareness and education for individuals with Involuntary Movements /Tics and those who are home bound to let others know there is hope.
Funds are being raised in support of March of Dimes Canada and United Way in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry counties.
Please Donate Now and help let others know that there is hope!
The holiday season is in full swing and there’s still time for you to make a lasting impact in the coming year on the lives of many people in our community.
Remember: by making your donation now, you will receive a 2015 tax receipt.
Donate $25 or more before noon Friday, Dec 18th for your chance to win a $3,000 Travel Quest gift certificate, sponsored by Your Credit Union.
Your generosity improves lives all year long! One donation supports 17 agencies providing 18 essential programs to those who need it most here at home.
Give online: https://donate.unitedway.ca/index.php?WID=WCORNW
In person/mail: 405 Fourth St W, POBox 441, Cornwall, K6H 5T2
Credit card by phoning: 613-932-2051
Thank you! Merci Beaucoup!
Our 2015 Community Campaign is days away from wrapping up but we need a few more donations to meet our goal. If just 5% of the community, that’s only 2400 people donates $100 today, we can continue to provide basic needs like food, shelter and warmth, and improve the quality of life for many who call Cornwall and SDG home! There is no greater gift this holiday season than to help your neighbour, so would you consider wrapping up a donation in support of United Way/Centraide and watch it make a difference all year long? One donation helps 17 local agencies – You can help TODAY! Together, we ARE possibility.
Tickets now on sale!
Tickets available at Scotiabank (Brookdale Ave) or at the United Way office (405 Fourth St W).
ADMIT ONE – $90 ($40 tax receipt upon request) Ticket includes your chance to win a professionally decorated Christmas tree PLUS a $1,000 CASH gift.
Congratulations to Mr. Bernie Carriere – the winner of our ATV/Trailer Raffle. Enjoy your prize! Thank you very much to Irwin Supply and Roadsigns.com for supporting this initiative and to everyone who purchased tickets! Here’s a picture of Mr. Carriere receiving the ATV at his home in Cornwall.
Tickets available at:
- United Way/Centraide office – 405 Fourth St. W (Mon – Fri, 8:30 – 4:30)
- Computer Sense Cornwall – 121 Montreal Rd
- Irwin Supply Cornwall – 423 Tollgate Rd W
OR…. come and see the ATV and get your tickets at these local events:
- Avonmore Fair – July 25 & 26
- Williamstown Fair – August 8 & 9
- South Mountain Fair – August 15 & 16
- Beyond 21 Foodfest – August 22
- Chesterville Fair – August 29
- Garlicfest Cornwall – August 30
- Newington Fair – September 5 & 6
- United Way/Centraide Kick-off Breakfast (Royal Canadian Legion) – September 11
- International Plowing Match (Finch) – September 22 – 26