Councillor slowly regaining strength

A city councillor diagnosed with a rare disease is coming along slowly in her recovery

  • Sep. 1, 2012 3:00 p.m.

A CITY councillor diagnosed with a rare disease is coming along slowly in her recovery and an account has been set up to help with some of the expenses associated with staying in Vancouver.

Lynne Christiansen was diagnosed with Wegener’s Disease and flown to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver three weeks ago.

The disease is a rare autoimmune disorder characterized by inflamed blood vessels.

“She’s having therapy of some kind,” said her mom Grace Warner on Aug. 31. “They’re trying to get her onto her feet. She’s eating some but I don’t know to what extent.”

An account has been set up to accept donations for Christiansen at the Bank of Montreal.

It’s called In Trust for Lynne Christiansen and the account number is 3989872.

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