Thank you, Mary
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.”
EIDSVOLD'S HELP: Family and friends surround Mary Nelson at her fundraiser.