Foot Notes Blog


July 2010

Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Toronto brings back childhood memories

Jul 5, 2010 10:53 AM
Peter Guy

Canadians love the pageantry of a royal visit to Canada. I remember the royal visit to Canada in 1973 marking the 25 anniversary of Queen’s coronation. I was 13 years old and I was only 5 to 10 feet away from her as she walked on the red carpet towards the stage at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto that summer day in July.  I don t remember what she said to the crowd but I felt like I had witnessed history in the making. I could not imagine that 37 years later the Queen would still be doing her job with such grace and style. Queen Elizabeth is an amazing role model for people over the age of eighty. Everyday in my practice I  encounter patients the same age as the Queen who are just as accomplished and active. I am hopeful for my future when I see my patients who are over the age 80 who are quite healthy and fully engaged in their communities. I know growing older has some obstacles but I am amazed at what you can still accomplish in your eighties.   I hope to help many future eighty year olds with their foot problems and to keep them active and healthy. I am glad that I provide an important service which keeps the older population moving and active with pain free feet.  I hope the Queen keeps active and engaged as long as she can, just like all of my patients over the age of eighty.



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