Breaking my ankle gave me a new appreciation of all of the people who provide medical and support services in the valley. Paramedics, hospital staff, Red Cross volunteers, homecare workers, home nurses, and home physiotherapists all helped greatly in my treatment and recovery. I am also deeply grateful to my friends and neighbours for their many acts of practical assistance and moral support. Duke is also grateful for all the walks and treats. Being broken and vulnerable is not so hard when we are supported by such kindness. Ann Jardine.