Gino Strong Fund

$9,420 of $30k goal

Raised by 175 people in 25 months
Jori Rourke   Cornwall, ON
Wayne Gino Odjick born September 7, 1970 in Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, an Algonquin Native Reserve outside the town of Maniwaki, Quebec. Odjick is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League for the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens.

Gino has been diagnosed with a form of Amyloidosis, which is a disease that occurs when substances called amyloid proteins build up in organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein usually produced by cells in the bone marrow that can be deposited in any tissue or organ. Amyloidosis can affect different organs in different people, and there are different types of amyloid. Amyloidosis frequently affects the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system and gastrointestinal tract.

Gino was being treated in a Vancouver hospital but has recently traveled back east via medical flight. He is now at a heart institute in Ontario. We are very optimistic about the treatment he is now receiving.

Our family is seeking support to offset expenses. Donations are welcomed.

Nia:wen! Migwech! Merci! Thank you!

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Stay Strong Gino

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Update 1
25 months ago
Those that have been asking:

Gino is my Uncle. My mom has been by his side in Vancouver and they asked me to create a fund for the family. This fund is covering the expenses our family is incurring to go and be with him.

If he is to return home it will help with the travel costs to the hospital, which is 2 hours from Maniwaki and over an hour from Akwesasne.

It will also cover any costs for Gino's living expenses, while he is in the hospital.

The money is only being withdrawn with approval from Gino himself or an appointed family member if he is unable to.

Thank you for all you kind thoughts and donations.
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Janique Odjick
25 months ago

Just wanted to thank everyone that has donate to GinoStrong. As my niece mentioned the funds are to help with travel expenses and my brothers care. all expenses will be accounted for and must be approved. Again thank you for your prayers and support.

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Tara Loseth
25 months ago

Yes, please post details of what the funds are being used for and what your connection to Gino is. I want to donate but only if I'm sure it is going to the right place! Thanks.

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Vanessa Griffiths
25 months ago

Can you please post what these funds are being used for and what your connection to Gino is?

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Nancy Dipcsu
25 months ago

I would love to know where i can buy Gino Strong T Shirt.

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Rae-Anne Sasakamoose
25 months ago

If you had Gino Strong - Never give up t-shirts I sure would buy one, and even few more for family or firends

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Janique Aubé
25 months ago

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$9,420 of $30k goal

Raised by 175 people in 25 months
Created June 24, 2014
$100
Anonymous
20 months ago
$100
Anonymous
23 months ago
MJ
$100
Marc Jemus
23 months ago

Gino played against me in the minors and I hated him then. I met him again when he played in Laval and I saw how much this guy is a GREAT HUMAN BEING off the ice. My prayers are with you always... Be Gino Strong...

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JF
$25
John Fodor
24 months ago
PH
$20
Paul Hughes
24 months ago

God Bless. Be Strong.

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$30
Anonymous
24 months ago
ME
$20
Marie-F. Ethier
24 months ago

Gino, I am 43 and from Maniwaki. When you were a minor hockey player in Mki, my family's favorite local player wasn't Simon, Brad or Rock (all good players too)... It was Gino!!! and we've always been very proud of you, for your accomplishments. Gino, I am, again today, very proud of you. Your strength and determination is an example, for us all, to follow. I wish that you can show all those docs that their prognosis is wrong and you get to live for many more years!! Fight Gino, Fight!!! You are a hero.... A legend....

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$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
SH
$29
Sheryl Harry
25 months ago

It's not much, but it's meaningful and all I can do for now. Sending love, strength and healing to Gino and the family.

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CO
$50
Corina Oakes
25 months ago
Janique Odjick
25 months ago

Just wanted to thank everyone that has donate to GinoStrong. As my niece mentioned the funds are to help with travel expenses and my brothers care. all expenses will be accounted for and must be approved. Again thank you for your prayers and support.

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Tara Loseth
25 months ago

Yes, please post details of what the funds are being used for and what your connection to Gino is. I want to donate but only if I'm sure it is going to the right place! Thanks.

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Vanessa Griffiths
25 months ago

Can you please post what these funds are being used for and what your connection to Gino is?

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Nancy Dipcsu
25 months ago

I would love to know where i can buy Gino Strong T Shirt.

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Rae-Anne Sasakamoose
25 months ago

If you had Gino Strong - Never give up t-shirts I sure would buy one, and even few more for family or firends

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Janique Aubé
25 months ago

Type your comment here...

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