Tom McDonald is my friend from the fitness industry. Perhaps like many of you, we haven't actually met in person but I come across his posts frequently in Facebook groups and posts. Tom is someone I've come to know as an intelligent trainer who supports and promotes many of the top people in the industry who are educating and endeavouring to spreading truth in an industry rife with bullshit.
Tom has been on a waiting list for a new hip for a long time. His surgery was scheduled for March 28th and now April 4th. He is in a lot of pain and discomfort and is very much looking forward to having this surgery completed. In Canada we have a healthcare system which provides you with the care you need in the timeframe they desire (or that the system allows). We also have private options which are more expensive and a route that Tom has not looked into because of the cost.
To be clear, this is not for a private surgery (unless Tom chooses that option), but for support in the 4-6 weeks downtime he will need to recover. He is 57 now (I believe) and has mentioned he would love to hire someone to help him rebuild post surgery (he will possibly need his other hip done although I'm not sure of that), so I hope he uses these funds in whatever way possible to help get back on his feet stronger than ever.
I know Tom is a proud guy and he has not asked for this at all. To be honest, I'm a bit worried about his reaction but I'm willing to risk it. Give whatever you like as nothing is expected but I'm sure that every penny will contribute to his road to recovery.
*We're keeping this a secret as much as possible for a bit so we will create a FB group and add friends. There is no obligation, just some friends trying to support friends.
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