Medical miracle nominated as Small Town Hero

Another Ponoka nominee is in the running to be the UFA’s Small Town Hero.


Another Ponoka nominee is in the running to be the UFA’s Small Town Hero.

Ashley Lemay was born Sept. 18, 1984 at the U of A Hospital in Edmonton with arterial sepetical ventricle disorder. In 1988 she had open-heart surgery to repair holes and valves in her heart.

Ashley has had eye surgery, developed epilepsy and other medical issues, but she keeps bouncing back and surpassing every obstacle that has stood in her way. She has one more surgery to overcome in the future, her attitude towards it: “Bring it on, I can do it.”

Through these tough times Ashley always has a huge smile on her face. She is a Royal Purple member, and always helps at bingos, bake sales, and preparing lunches. She also volunteers at the Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse every Thursday; she puts her secretarial skills to good use, answering phones, and making sure she keeps the area around her very organized.

Centennial Centre in Ponoka is another place where Ashley volunteers her time, organizing clothes, helping with envelopes, and doing any other odd job that may come her way. Ashley also gives quite a bit of her time to the Ponoka Food Bank, sorting and filling individual containers. Extra Foods is a big grocery store in Ponoka, and she looks forward to that job, stocking shelves, and facing product to make the store look very presentable

Ashley is not only a lover, fighter and a friend, but our home town hero.

To vote for Ashley, go to Deadline is Sept. 8.

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