Leaving a legacy
Kim and Jim met 13 years ago through their love of running; they were members of a running team called Beauties and the Beast. During this time Kim’s son Sam, who was born July 7, 2002, was diagnosed with brain cancer and sadly passed away, on May 7, 2006, shortly before his fourth birthday. Being so close to Kim and her family, Jim was impacted by the life of this amazing little boy.
Jim remembers Sam as a bright, lively and cheerful boy who loved sports, especially swimming, golf and throwing a Frisbee. He loved music and being with his friends. Jim’s decision to leave a gift in his will to the IWK was a decision he made easily.
Death is never easy for those left to grieve. By doing something positive for the IWK’s long-term future, Jim’s gift is a lasting tribute to a wonderful life honoured.