Ι attended last night’s rally to Save Thoracic Cancer Surgery in Windsor and Essex. The turnout was terrific and the organizers and surgeons present should be commended for mobilizing the community around this critical issue. This issue is not just about saving thoracic cancer surgeries, but about keeping thoracic surgeons and protecting all thoracic services in our region. I know how important that critical service can be, because my older brother required thoracic surgery and care when he was a university student. He is now perfectly healthy, raising a family, and teaching biochemistry at a university. I still remember the drawing he posted on his hospital room door of a dinosaur with the title “Welcome to Thoracic Park”.