On behalf of the Toronto Police Services Board, I extend our support and best wishes to Chief Mark Saunders for a successful recovery from the kidney transplant operation that he is undergoing today.
I would also like to commend the courage of Stacey Saunders for donating one of her kidneys to her husband. I wish her a safe and healthy recovery from her surgery today, as well. They will both be in our thoughts over the coming days and weeks as they recuperate.
In sharing their medical journey so publicly, the Saunders remind us that organ donations save lives. Being proactive and registering to be an organ donor at www.beadonor.ca can mean the difference between life and death. By agreeing to be an organ donor, you are giving someone else the opportunity of a lifetime.
Deputy Chief Jim Ramer will be the Acting Chief of Police during this time. I know that the members of the Toronto Police Service will continue to do the great work they do each and every day to keep our city safe.
We all look forward to welcoming Chief Saunders back to work after a successful recovery.