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Daybreak’s Friends of God: Joe Child

Joe Child

Joe Child

When I first went to York Central Hospital in late September, the doctors were not very optimistic about my chances of survival. When I was transferred to Toronto General Hospital, the doctors there were less than hopeful that they could help. On the day I was discharged from there, my surgeon came to see me and said that there were several times when he didn’t think I would pull through.

During my hospital stay I had open-heart surgery to fix my leaky valves caused by endocarditis. One was a bovine patch, and the other a porcine valve – now known as “oink” and “moo”. They have offered Kathy and me a new life together.

What gave me great confidence was the constant stream of prayers coming from Daybreak, coming right down the centre of the Don Valley Parkway. They came in the person of visitors stopping in to say hello and in the constant stream of cards and banners from core members, programs, houses, and friends. I will be forever thankful for the support Kathy and I received during that month. Thank you!

~ Joe