I am a member of Kathy Somer's group in North GTA. I am one of the lucky ones who was able to have an MVD by Dr. Tymienski at Toronto Western Hospital almost 4 years ago. He declared me "cured" and so far so good. I found the group experience very helpful especially in terms of hearing from others so afflicted. It felt like nobody could know except others who suffered. The biggest support I felt, still do, was the story of Dave who had had a successful surgery 20 years earlier in Winnipeg. His success carried me through the entire journey before and after the MVD.

Also, I am a great admirer of Kathy Somers herself who is such an example of strength and positivity who soldiers on for fellow sufferers despite her own health challenges. So, I thank you too for your time and efforts to maintain the association, the international information and connections, and for continuing the mission to bring awareness to TN. I just wanted to let you know that I for one am appreciative. --- Pat