This is a Go Fund Me account set up for our friend and colleague, Chad Penner. Chad has been serving with fire services in Manitoba for almost 10 years now, and is currently a firefighter in the Whitehead Fire Dept, and is an instructor at the Brandon Emergency Services College. Even more importantly, Chad is a loving and caring husband to his loving and supportive wife Colette and a dedicated father to their 11 year old daughter Annabelle. Chad has been suffering with Diabetes for 31 years now, and for the last couple years, has been forced to endure dialysis treatment 3 times a week, for 4 hours at a time, and still keeps up with his family, work and firefighting commitments. Chad has recently suffered two different setbacks, both of Chad’s sisters have stepped up to donate a kidney, unfortunately, both have recently been ruled out as suitable candidates. As such, Chad and his family have struggled with a difficult decision, whether to remain waiting on the Manitoba transplant list or to sign up to a transplant list for a replacement kidney and Pancreas on the Toronto donor list. The positives of this decision is that it is a much more expedited option, with a high potential of receiving both organs this year. The down side of this decision is that the Penner Family will have to endure a ton of costs associated with staying in Toronto for up to 6 weeks. That’s where we come in. Chad and his family will need help to make this possible, I am asking all of you to help pitch in whatever you can, to help Chad’s family with the lodging and meals etc costs associated with such a long stay from home. The Fire Service has long been known as a big family who look out for each other, I am asking for all of your help for a Brother in need.
- Rob Wilson
- ERICKSON FIRE FIGHTERS Erickson
- Steven Bowker
- Antler River Mutual Aid District
- Ina, Amanda and Brenda