Pat Capponi had an extra birthday present yesterday – she was awarded the order of Canada yesterday in recognition of her tireless spirit and many years inspirational work advocating for and helping make change possible for the one-in-five [six million] Canadians who live with a diagnosis and others who are marginalised living in poverty. As she shared on her Facebook page:
“I am profoundly grateful to all those who’ve been a part of our decades long struggle. Without you, and without our supporters, those who listen and act on what they hear, it would be so much harder. With this award, I like to think we’ve been mainstreamed, and that’s not bad.”
Cheers to you Pat Capponi!
From Toronto Start Article by Catherine Porter, 1st July 2015