Veteran on recent Hunger Strike sends message of thanks

Fabien Melanson, who was recently on a hunger strike in front of the national headquarters of Veterans Affairs Canada in Charlottetown, PEI, to bring attention to veterans’ problems across the country as well as his own personal quest, has posted a message of thanks to everyone who helped him through his protest. Veterans Affairs has delivered the desired letter of apology to him. BONNIE

Personal Message from Fabien Melanson….

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         It is not over yet for either me or others… I will give my 110% to anyways and any forms to help a brothers or sisters in need…

I’m doing well, feels weird to eat after so long… my stomach almost got out of my body and wack me in tha face with a baseball bat… did apologized but ah well… he will be glad in the coming days..

 OK… well, for those who helped me to conquer GOLIATH, I don’t know how to thank you… but like I always do, I’ll start by THANK YOU THANK YOU for being my rocks…

Jeff Rose-Martland Brother with out your knowledge behind me, I would be lost… your work is wicked, you wrote my story better I can tell it myslef… you’re more than I could of asked for…your patience and your devotion brough the good in us all… you knew how to direct me, what to say to encourage me, you knew when to send any PRs…thank you once again for your kind work and for being a true friend! thanks again brother…you will receive a package as well in the mail, later this Summer… my way of telling you, and my way of showing how I admire you, how I love you for sticking behind me 210% all the way… brother we will meet face to face one day!

 Kenneth H. Young CD Well, without you, I would’ve never taugh clearly on my first attempt in March… your guidance and knowledge by educating me, I’m blown away of your ways and how you’re dedicated to help others.. you inspired me, guided me to a better trial to beat GOLIATH… I remember when I told you I wanted to go at Ottawa… you just said why not go to PEI HQ instead…(=… simple, but accurate reply! you opened my eyes by writing those letters on my behalf, blew me away as well… your work was so appreciated…with out you, I would’ve crashed and given up on the first trial…am glad to say as well, I can count you as a close friend… thank you brother… you too, something is coming in the mail… after their strike… hehehe…

Mike Blais Rcr CFD You’re one of a kind.. your strength and determination to help others, boosted my energy, keeping everyone aware to face any political combat situations… MEGA appreciated…thank you for helping me out, when I was in need, you as well are a true friend in my book… your devotion to help any brother or sister in needs, a reel soldier, a guy I would go to war with out a blink! thank you Mike. can’t wait to meet you this Summer brother!

Sylvain Chartrand Well brother… how to start… man.. all our conversations before my first attempt in March, during and after… you guided me like an ANGEL… you went first where I was gonna go blinded… you’re dedication to help others is behond me as well!!!you tuly inspired me to be strong face against this system we once beleived in… thank you brother! thank you!

 Jay Bruler… AKA Martin Frechette,l’acte que t’as fais en mon nom, me fais passer des frissons… merci mon frère d’être un support exceptionnel! je suis encore bouche-bé!!!grandement apprécié… A+ brother.

Sandy Brace For a newfy in heart, it says it all how friendly and respect you guys are.. you were my shadow, picking me up like a real soldier… you’re determination and stubborness to support my cause, blew me away… you’re father figure guided me when I needed the most from mine…you stood beside me, like I was one of your own… caring for me, and boosting my moral by your jokes… a unique man… love you dearly…Sandy, you’re one of a kind, and this journey had a toll not only on me, but on you as well… now, it is my turn to take care of you my brother… a brother in arm forever!!!

John MacDonald You understood my issues, simular as mine, determined and keeping me focused and making sure I was ok, making sure I needed anything, a true soldier, brother in arms, and a close one forever… glad to have you on my side when I needed you, you stood up proudly on my behalf, you as well you are a true brother in my book… a true friend, the bond we developed while those long days, supporting me,beleive in me and trust in me… you knew what I was going for, you were and still are battling against them… now it’s my turn to help you out… thank you for your kind friendship!

Gabby Ouellet The sister I never had… you received me, with an opened door, made sure I felt like it was my own home, mothered me, making sure I never miss anything, and foremost, my Drill Sargent, be on time for my appointments and driving me around when I needed to be… you’re more than a soldier… a true Angel as well… you do deserve the medals I given you… you were there proudly every morning on my side…excepting for who I am… your devotion to help me out was exceptionnal… a sister I never had, you are my sister! thank you so much for being yourself… love you!

Jill, Darrel and Stephanie When you guys showed up, I had to bite my tongue… you guys rocked my day… thank you for your kind support and showing up… love you guys!!! thank you!!!

Dennis Manuge Brother, you inspired me, to go for what I beleived in… what was owed to me… and with dignity… I miss you already brother… till we meet again brother…thank you!

Jay Lowther Another good soul, my first conversation with you was in March, while my first hunger strike, you were concerned about my health and about how to help me to raise funds to rebuilt my home… brother, you touched me deeply… and that’s why, I will ride on your side, and proudly wear your patche on my back!!! brother, you are a true one…thank you!

Dale Stevens and his filming crew The man, I taugh he couldn’t bring me to tears, well my hat off to you… your dedication to bring awareness to our nation on how we, as veterans soldiers are suffering by a destructible system who neglect us with bureaucracy… thank you my dear friend!

Julian Austin Well sir, where to begin with… I’m still friggen blown away by your action… a true Angel… I only have one way of thanking you… and you will have no choice to accept my gift to you… you’re message, when I first read it, I was already emotionaly mixed up… so imagine the impact of your news… even today… I’m BLOWN AWAY!!!you’re giving me hope, and by doing so, it help me going true my daily life… thank you, THANK YOU for caring about us, VETERANS… if only we had politicians with your mentality and careness… we would be less left out! thanks again brother. can’t wait to have a few pops with you!

Trish Robertson, my dear old island friend, your surprise was the cherry on the cake… thank you for your kind support and caring… love you dearly!!!

Steven and Rosanne Dornam Thank you for being me 210%, thank you thank you… you guys were an inspiration as well to go trough my journey… God bless you all!

And not least, my brother and mother I’m so sorry for what I did made you went trough, my journey was mine, but you were in my taughts all the way… even tho I was determined to go till the end… I love you guys!

To all my real friends and virtual real friends, who’s been part of my journey, I love you all, you were a great part of my good spirit… thank you thank you… with you all… this would’ve never happened the way it did!!!

Before I forget, Dr.Trevor and his staff from the emergency room,at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, my experience was like living a dream… treated like a king… thank you for taking good care of me… so well appreciated!thank you!!!

Mitch Macdonald from the Guardian Dude, you wrote about my journey as you would be standing besides me 24-7… your work is exceptional, if only my local news paper Times and Transcripts would’ve done one sixteenth your work I would of been satisfied!!! you will be part of my friends, I do concider you as one, you cared as much as any of my close friends! thank you!



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