Help Us Save James' Laughter

My brother-in-law and dearest friend James had a severe stroke recently which also resulted in a rupture of a few of his heart arteries. He was severely bleeding that he needed to undergo a 7-hour open heart surgery in order to save his life. The surgeons had to take a segment of the arteries from both groins and calf in order to repair and reconnect the damaged arteries in his heart. The 7-hour battle in the operating room put his bodily systems in so much stress that the doctors needed to keep him sedated in the ICU because everytime he tries to wake up he goes into seizure. He is still not out of the woods yet as the doctors still need to do a series of laboratory tests and scans in order to rule out if the injury has affected his brain and other vital organs.

James is the epitome of a genuinely nice person. He is always fun and awesome to have around, with potent and loud laughter only matched by his will to survive against the odds, and he always goes out of his way to support not only his closest friends and family, but strangers and newcomers who need the occasional push every now and then as well. His colleagues at work see him as a family member, not just a coworker.

We want James' laughter and great spirit to continue to brighten our moments for years to come, and now we need your help to support him and his wife in this unexpected and tragic time they are passing through.

In his wife’s own words: "Those big cuts on your chest, cuts on your left and right groin and right calf used for grafting of your ruptured arteries, they all mean you are a fighter."

We all thank you in advance for your contributions and support.



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Organizer and beneficiary

Mohamad Najem 
Barrie, ON
Loida Liva 

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