Stefanie Zaytsoff from the Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation, together with Dr. David Larocque, gratefully accepts a generous donation from Jeanette Makortoff, an appreciative local resident giving back to her community.

An excerpt from the June 10, 2021 edition of the Castlegar News offered the following description:
“To celebrate her recovery and 10-year anniversary, Makortoff ran for 10 hours on June 5. She started her run at 6 a.m. and then ran for 30 minutes before resting for 30 minutes and kept that up all through the day. She used the occasion to collect donations for the three medical facilities that played key roles in her recovery and life — KBRH, Kootenay Lake Hospital and Castlegar Community Health Centre.

“I’m doing this to celebrate recovery and thank everybody that helped me along the way and to give thanks to our three health centres and the amazing people that work there,” said Makortoff. “I don’t know where I would be without them — everyone from the surgeons to the housekeeping staff.”

Makortoff had taken up running before her accident, but afterward it took five years before she could walk a 10-kilometre event. Her passion has since continued to grow and her endurance has progressed.”

Congratulations to Jeanette on her determination and perseverance. We applaud her efforts to give back.

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