It's been a year, of ups & downs, but all in all, an amazing year..

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I walked off the steps of the Ocean with my then fiance, my hopes high & soaring.. From Toronto I came, having left a life of loneliness & sadness..

I came here hoping, praying that this would be a new life, a great rebirth into an amazing adventure with my lifemate by my side..

My hopes were killed, after only a few months, not by my love no, that part of my life hads been incredible, getting married, beginnings of a new life..

my hopes were killed by the provincial disability pension/supports system, & by the inability to get the medications I need, the food I need & the financial stability to exist..

I am now forced to use a power wheelchair fulltime, have gained 70lbs, inaccessibility in this city is the worst I've experienced in canada so far.. only 55% of metrotransit bus stops accessible.. No jobs for multiply disabled people..

BUT the people here for the most part, make up for the failings..

Thank You to the amazing people that have over this amazing year, become close friends, Thank You to the amazing bus drivers that have been so accommodating & understanding..

We have found amazing trails to walk, amazing places to visit & have fun, the incredible ferries that are so much fun to ride, so many things that we never would have imagined..

Most of all, I just want to Thank my furrball, you are my rock, my sanctuary in a life of turmoil, a life filled with pain, poverty, despair & frustration, I am so happy I came here to be with you, we are proving your family wrong..

I cant wait to spend the rest of my life by your side, cuddle-chasing, hand in hand, hearts entwined, souls melded together by God.. Thank You my Love.. —furrlover, hot-wheelin' in Red Rocket.

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