Stitch Stop Post Poned
It is with the unfortunate event over last week, and as you may have heard, I have had a heart attack. My complete right side of the heart was over 95% blocked. I arrived at the hospital in Kitchener-Waterloo and had two stents added to my right side of the heart. I am currently home and resting well, even though I do feel good, I must go back for more surgeries as I have issues with my left side arteries with the same conditions. With the medical advice from the doctors, traveling and exerting myself for the next 3 months is out of the question.
Michael and I have discussed Stitch Stop with worries and disappointment. We have put medical advice due to our situation in front of trying to continue with Stitch Stop, we had to post pone Stitch Stop. With the amount of driving, meeting fans and energy need for such a daunting but awesome adventure, the stress and endurance needed for this event is not a risk we want to take at the present moment. With less than 3 weeks away from us, there is no way for me to heal as quickly as we would love too.
With a year of planning, money spent and working with our partners, it breaks our heart. (No Pun intended) However, with Canada becoming 150 years old in 2017, we have turned to our sponsors and suggested that next year would be a far better reason to have the adventure to celebrate our great nation. We will be keeping ALL of you in mind.
As much as we are very disappointed with this decision, Michael has expressed deeply, ‘health comes first’. Please forgive the inconvenience that we may have caused during this time.
So please accept our rain check for 2017. We will announce the dates as we restart all of our planning once again in late fall.
Daniel Zondervan AKA Diva Dan on behalf of Michael Sellick aka Mikey