Thank you, Mary

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

EIDSVOLD’S dear friend Mary Nel­son was joined by fam­ily and friends at the show­grounds last Satur­day week at a fundraiser launched in her name.

Mrs Nel­son was in very good spir­its and ob­vi­ously en­joyed some well-de­served at­ten­tion from a com­mu­nity she has served for more than 50 years.

Back in June, what was sup­posed to be a rou­tine knee re­place­ment op­er­a­tion had dread­ful con­se­quences.

As a re­sult she un­der­went an above-the-knee am­pu­ta­tion, a coura­geous decision that saved her life.

Mrs Nel­son still has a very dry sense of hu­mour that has been her trade­mark for years, say­ing with a gig­gle, “I now call my leg Clayton”.

“They gave me a choice be­fore the op­er­a­tion, the doc­tors told me that I ei­ther have the lower part of my leg re­moved, or I die,” Mrs Nel­son said.

Many peo­ple voiced their opin­ion on that the day of the op­er­a­tion, Fri­day June 13. That day was “black” Fri­day.

Support will con­tinue for Mrs Nel­son with other events planned by those who ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­forts she has put into the com­mu­nity.

Dot Hamil­ton OAM said Mrs Nel­son was a stal­wart of the Eidsvold com­mu­nity.

“I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to support her by giv­ing back a lit­tle of the time and support that Mary has given her com­mu­nity for some 60 plus years.”

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

EIDSVOLD'S HELP: Fam­ily and friends sur­round Mary Nel­son at her fundraiser.

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