Dustane has been coaching for many years in Ontario and has been within several different clubs throughout his years as a coach.
Some of you may have noticed or are already aware that Dustane is in need of a hip surgery. This particular surgery is only performed in Belgium, where his first hip surgery was also conducted.
Dustane suffered a career ending injury that ended his soccer career well before he was ready to stop playing. A culmination of the injury, surgeries and lengthy rehabilitation has now resulted in his other hip to require a similar surgery.
His hip and the pain he endures daily is impacting his quality of life as he is constantly in pain which affectis all aspects of his life,
Though, he is constantly in pain he continues to contribute to the sport that he loves both in his community and outside. He has coached in many clubs over the past 15 years. He works with youth from age 3 and older. Although he is no longer able to play he is now using his passion and knowledge of soccer to coach and mentor players. Without this surgery he most likely will not be able to continue as a coach, being on the field increases his pain and worsens his condition. Giving up coaching would not only, be a huge loss to him but to young players who could benefit from his coaching ability.
The cost to this surgery is significant and is extending the time before Dustane can have the procedure scheduled. The delay is causing his hip condition to seriously degrade.
We hope that you will consider supporting Dustane in order for him to obtain the surgery he requires.
Thank you in advance for any support you can provide!
- Shelly Bugera
- Sharon Steele
- Avery Van Elswyk