Carnie's Comments


I believe I was 4 or 5 years old when I had my first and thankfully only extended stay in a hospital. I remember it.

I had pneumonia. It was a struggle. I was very sick.

I was in a room with another little boy whose bed was enclosed in a plastic bubble. He was critically ill and received a lot of attention from health care professionals. He slept most of the time, as I recall. He was hooked up to a number of machines.

I got better and went home within a few days but I recall my mom telling me that boy had passed away. It was my first lesson in mortality.

I'm thinking about that today as we play a role in raising money with the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Radiothon.

Life is so precious and we can help save lives with a donation to the Radiothon.

You can chip in with one phone call:  1-888-808-KIDS or donate online at


In response to Canada's Online News Act and Meta (Facebook and Instagram) removing access to local news from their platforms, Discover Moose Jaw encourages you to get your news directly from your trusted source by bookmarking this page and downloading the Discover Moose Jaw app HERE.