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Rally for Randy

$41,300 of $55,000 goal

Raised by 163 people in 7 months
Created June 9, 2018
Sawchuk Crone
on behalf of Karen Lachmuth
In January 2018, while Randy and his wife, Karen were visiting Australia for their daughter’s wedding, life was forever changed for them both as a result of an accident.  During a regular outing to the beach Randy incurred a serious spinal injury from being in the ocean.  Once he was stabilized, he was brought back to Canada and has been healing at the Vancouver General Hospital, Spinal Cord Injury unit since February.    Karen has been by his side and incurring a major monthly cost to stay in Vancouver to be close to Randy and provide the only support system he has during this time.  With Randy’s bound determination and insurmountable spirit, he is working his hardest to get to his second phase of rehabilitation at GF Strong despite his many daily challenges.
The ultimate goal is to get Randy home in Kelowna, to his family and friends.  He will be training these next several months for the biggest race of his life!   With this new journey, Randy will require several items to bring him home and provide daily mobility.  A customized wheelchair for Randy’s injury will be a minimum of $25,000.  To get a transportation van is a bare minimum of $35,000.   This is not to mention a specific bed, lift and other instrumentation required.
In speaking with Randy’s family, friends and coworkers, we can all agree he is the most genuine, caring, kind, fun loving spirit we have encountered.  We feel blessed for having him in our lives and he has always been the person to lend a hand to his community without a second thought.  Randy is a person of integrity, who would never ask a person for anything, yet  will give unconditionally of himself.  We as his friends, know that it is our turn for us to give back to him.  To show our support, love and undeniable friendship, our goal is to raise a minimum of $55,000 to cover some of the costs they will be incurring. These items are necessary and will assist Randy in his daily healing journey.
On behalf of Randy and his stoic and biggest supporter Karen, we thank you all for your caring and healing wishes.  Let’s all aspire for a strong rehabilitation and to get Randy in his home where his heart is longing to be.
With gratitude to everyone.
Kathy Sawchuk & Richard Crone
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Update 8
Posted by Sawchuk Crone
2 months ago
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Great news everyone. Randy is back in Kelowna currently residing at the hospital on 4B, while a few more details are getting completed for his arrival home. Please feel free to visit in the afternoon or evening. The dollar amount has paid for the wheelchair. The focus now is to get Randy settled in at home.
With gratitude to each one of you.
Kathy
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Update 7
Posted by Sawchuk Crone
3 months ago
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Almost at $40,000 in donations! Huge thank yous for your wonderful generosity. Home Hardware Kelowna, where Randy worked is hosting a golf tournament for our champion! There are only 24 spots left. You can sign up for golf or just the bbq dinner. It would be so great if you could make it! Link is attached Kind regards, Kathy
https://gallagherscanyon.golfems2.com/event/rally-randy
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Update 6
Posted by Sawchuk Crone
4 months ago
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With so much gratitude to all of you!
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Update 5
Posted by Sawchuk Crone
5 months ago
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Richard and I spent part of the afternoon on Sunday visiting Karen and Randy at GF Strong. We are amazed as to how our Randy continues to be such an inspiration to anyone who crosses his path. We know that Randy will continue to be a hero to all of those that love and admire him. His spirit never wanes to give up on the hard work he is doing to get home. And Karen, she is also an inspiration to all of us. Her dedication and undeniable love for Randy, makes her also a hero in my eyes. When the going gets tough, some may get going, but Randy and Karen, embrace their challenges and face them head on. They are both so grateful to each and everyone of you for your continued support.
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$41,300 of $55,000 goal

Raised by 163 people in 7 months
Created June 9, 2018
Sawchuk Crone
on behalf of Karen Lachmuth
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