In the intensive care unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Gary Hansen sits by the bed of his wife, Leosette [Cheng] Canoy, telling her, “We love you. Hang on.”
He can’t hold his wife’s hand because her arms are too badly mauled from a bear attack.
She is sedated and on a ventilator after undergoing more than six hours of surgery for injuries to her arms, head, back, and ear.
“She’s my gift from God. It’s horrific to see my wife like that. The bear chewed her up bad.”
Canoy and her friend, Analyn Shurtliff Bartolome, were critically injured by a male black bear who charged them on a walking
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