Visiting Kim in Hamilton Hospital

My wife, Kim, has been in a brain injury rehabilitation program in Hamilton, ON since February of this year due to a devastating stroke.  She is making strong physical progress, though is not showing much improvement cognitavely.  Kim is walking now, but still needs assistance with almost every daily activity.  She doesn't communicate much, and has trouble chewing and swallowing food.

Since her move to Hamilton, I have been flying down from Thunder Bay (1700 kms away) every second weekend, and taking our 5 year old daughter with me ever second trip.  I have to go on weekends to minimize time away from work, however they tend to be the most expensive flights.  
An average solo trip has been close to $1000 for flight, lodging, car rental, food, and gas.  When I take my daughter, travel tends to come in around $1500-$1600.

I have been so blessed by the support that we have raised, which has made it possible for us to do this thus far, however, I have only about enough money left for one solo trip in my Go Fund Me account.  As of today (May 31), Kim is expected to be in Hamilton likely through the summer, or until a suitable spot opens up for her back in Thunder Bay.

I have been keeping receipts and a spreadsheet of expenses, and two people keeping me accountable for how I'm spending these funds.  If you are able to help us so we can continue to see Kim regularly, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks so much to everyone who is helping us in this difficult time!

Donations

  • Debra Candelora 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 24 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Cathie Mason 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer

Andrew Shaver 
Organizer
Thunder Bay, ON
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