December 13, 2012 – In 2011, Abram Thiessen faced a sudden life threatening health condition while studying at CMU. Away from his hometown of Abbotsford, British Columbia, he learned quickly that he was far from alone in Manitoba.
“During my health crisis, the CMU community was always with me, through both prayers and their physical presence,” says Thiessen. “The instant I was taken out of my medically induced coma, I saw two gigantic ‘get well soon’ cards in my room that had been signed by CMU students – including many I had never talked to before. Over the next few weeks, I had so many visitors.”
“This support meant everything to me. It would have been so much more difficult to endure weeks at a time in the hospital without my friends at CMU. It was the community of CMU that kept my spirits up and kept me going,” says Thiessen.
“Today, I am very stable thanks to the medication I am using. I’m excited to come back to CMU this year to be a part of the community once again.”