On Tuesday, October 31 tragedy struck the Hollas family. As some of you may or may not know, Jack was in the Welding Program at VIU. Jack was/is going to be a future member of the Local Union 97 Iron Workers. Jack was one of the top students in his class and had big future plans for his career. Unforunately, Jack was involved in a welding accident and caught on fire and has severe third degree burns all over his body. He is in intensive care at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. Jack is currently attached to a ventilator that is breathing for him and they are unsure of when he will be breathing on his own and wake up. Him and his family both have a long road ahead of them. Jack will have to undergo as series of surgeries and will be in Victoria for quite some time. Jack and his family will be in Victoria during Jack's birthday and during the Christmas holidays. This emotionally and mentally draining on the family, and we would like to eleviate some financial stress by helping them during Jack's recovery. I have known the Hollas family for over 10 years and went to High School with Amber Hollas and Shelby Hollas. I have watched Jack grow up over the years so I set up this gofund me to help Jack and his family during this difficult time. There is going to be alot of driving between Nanaimo and Victoria plus staying in hotels, purchasing food, and not being able to work. It is important that they are by Jack's side during this whole process. Any contribution helps or even just sharing this post. The Funds will be going directly to the Hollas Family. Thank you for all the support during this heart breaking time. We are planning on having a Beer and Burger in the near future - details to follow.
Christina Van Sickle