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Bring Gord Kidder home!

$93,370 of $115,000 goal

Raised by 514 people in 1 month
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Created April 14, 2019
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Karen Watkinson
on behalf of !Patricia Robinson-Kidder
While Gord Kidder was in Europe recently to take part in ceremonies to honor his uncle who was a POW in WWII and the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was rushed to a hospital in Prague (Czech Republic), where emergency surgery was performed. After two weeks and two surgeries Gord remains in a coma in the Intensive Care Unit. 

Unfortunately, Gord does not have out-of-country or private health care insurance coverage so expenses continue to accrue. As soon as Gord is physically able to be transported the plan is to bring him home to Canada and into a facility that can help facilitate his recovery.

As you can imagine, this is a family's worst nightmare. While the consulates have been contacted they do not provide funding and OHIP covers a very small portion of his daily expenses. In addition, there will be the cost of medical transport to Canada. Every day Gord is out of Canada significantly increases his expenses so we are urgently raising funds to cover his out of country medical expenses and to arrange transport for him as soon as he is medically stable. 

Gord is an integral part of the Huntsville and Port Sydney communities, well known by many. He and his wife Patricia also lived for many years in Milford Bay and before that Toronto. 

Please Help Bring Gord Home. Donations in any amount  will make a difference and are very much appreciated. All donations will go towards Gord's recovery.

April 22, 2014 - Muskoka Region story about Gord and his uncle 
July 13, 2011 Muskoka Region story about Gord and his uncle 
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“Gord Kidder is finally home” (in Canada). His medical transport landed a few hours ago and he has been transferred to hospital (where he remains in a coma). Gord’s family is deeply grateful and wants to thank all of you for helping to bring him home where he belongs.

A special thank you to all of the medical professionals who cared for Gord in Prague and on his flight home. And a very special thank you to Gord’s wonderful friends in Prague who cared for him like family.

The purpose of this GoFundMe campaign was to bring Gord home and we achieved that goal, thanks to “Team Bring Gord Kidder Home”, so the campaign is now concluded. This will be the final update through GoFundMe.

Please continue to keep Gord and his family in your thoughts and prayers...Karen
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Just a quick update to let you know that a bed has been located for Gord and his flight is scheduled to arrive this Thursday. Thank you again for all of your prayers, best wishes and contributions. This couldn’t have happened without all of you!
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“Gord Kidder is coming home”

Due to the overwhelming generosity of close to 500 contributors Gord will finally be coming home.

The plan is, as long as Gord remains medically stable and there is no interruption to the air ambulance schedule, to fly him home next Tuesday/Wednesday.

He did have a small setback that prevented him from flying for several days but he has now been cleared again.

We will keep the GoFundMe campaign open until Gord arrives in Canada, in the event of any unforeseen medical or transportation expenses, and to continue to update all of you.

A very heartfelt thank you to team “Bring Gord Kidder Home”. We would never be able to make this happen without you!
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Team “Bring Gord Kidder Home” you are truly amazing! In the 2 days since Gary Slaight and Jim Waters offered to double our next $30,000 in donations we have raised over $18,000. We are so close with only a little more than $11,000 left to go! Please keep sharing and donating and let’s see if we can meet this goal by the end of the weekend!! Thank you so much!!!
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$93,370 of $115,000 goal

Raised by 514 people in 1 month
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Created April 14, 2019
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Karen Watkinson
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