After the coma.....

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In 1999 my life changed drastically....
I had been working beside my father in his contruction business, in the hopes of one day taking over for him. I was living with my girlfriend and wanting to start a family.
On January 20, 1999, I was out snowmobiling with friends, and was travelling too fast when I misjudged the distance to a tree. Upon impact my helmet exploded , and I ended up in a coma for 3 months. Upon awakening the doctors discovered I had a brain injury; therefore I had to learn the basics of life again, walking, talking and eating.

For years I was moved around to various homes, which did not provide me with the support I needed to recover. In January 2008, I was accepted in a rehabilitation centre called Dale Brain Injury Services.
I lost a large part of the life I knew, and found myself finding comfort in my neighbourhood Timmy's coffee shops. One of my main rehabilitation goals was to walk independently to Tim Horton's, and buy my extra large coffee with milk and an apple fritter.
Almost 4 years have passed, and I now walk independently to Tim Horton's at least 3 times a week regardless of rain, snow, or sleet.
I look forward to seeing the staff , they know me well now. Brenda, Lorraine and many others greet me with a smile and kind word, and I return with the same.


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Valerie posted 2013-09-30 9:56pm

I'd like to see a better UI. When first using the app, LA was cheosn. Zooming out, I starting seeing cups show up throughout California and then Nevada. In other words, LA had stopped being the cheosn location. Also, cups continued to be added, hundreds?, thousands? That seemed like odd functionality.In fact, the choose your city pulldown is unneeded or at least, could be secondary. Use the zoom level to determine what to show. At US or state zoom, show the cities currently visible in that map with cups that have a number on them. Clicking a cup then zooms you in to that city. Continue doing this until you get the desired granularity. This would avoid having to show thousands of cups.Also, the standard Google Maps double-click to zoom in feature should be active. Having to use the zoom bar is cumbersome.Otherwise, nice app. I had the Starbucks data bookmarked away and had planned to create a map like this last year - now I don't have to. http://accqonp.com [url=http://ptbdgiys.com]ptbdgiys[/url] [link=http://lzkbncs.com]lzkbncs[/link]

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Kiriaki posted 2013-09-29 10:57pm

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Phikelela posted 2013-09-29 6:25pm

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Cesar posted 2013-09-29 8:02am

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Vakil posted 2013-09-28 8:28am

We have Tim Horton's in Columbus, Ohio. I think that is because it used to be owned by Wendy's and Wendy's is haedquartered in Columbus. Anyways, I love the Wunderbar. I first had it in Canada as a little girl and when ever I visit I buy a huge stock. I really want these great candy bars to be sold in the states.

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