Pat Henman Sends Love to Selkirk Community

Support After Accident Much Appreciated


Selkirk College employee Pat Henman was involved in a serious car accident in the East Kootenay in June, 2013. Her road to recovery has been long and is ongoing. She recently sent this letter to thank the college community for their love and support over the last two years.

Dear fellow Selkirk College colleagues,

It has been over two years since my daughter, Maia, and I were injured in a car crash. I wanted to connect with you and thank you for your incredible love and support that you shared with my entire family.

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Pat Henman (left) with husband Larry and daughter Maia earlier this month.

My husband, Larry Vezina, has asked me to tell you that he was deeply moved by your concern. Through Joyce Buckler, my partner in Development at the time of the crash, Larry could share our progress and receive all your cards, donations and beautiful thoughts.

Maia and I are so grateful. Everyday we are grateful just to have survived. We are also so grateful for my Selkirk community, along with all our friends, family and greater community members. The past two years' grief has been made less than what I believe could have been if not for all of you.

Each day brings new hope and progress for both Maia and myself. Maia is back full time at University of Calgary where she is working towards a double major in English and Education. I continue to progress and love bumping into so many of you out in the community. I am slowly getting back to enjoying life and living it!

With love and peace,

Pat Henman, Maia Vezina, Larry Vezina, Zoe and Liam Vezina