In loving memory of David Hall
He was killed in a traffic collision involving a tractor trailer and a moose, at which he was not at fault, while driving his wife Kimberley to their home in Terrace B.C. Kimberley was seriously injured in the collision and air-lifted to Royal Columbian Hospital where she underwent an emergency c-section to deliver their beautiful premature 4 pound baby boy.
David never got to meet his son, who looks so much like him, but his large and loving family and his community of friends will make sure he grows up knowing the wonderful man his father was.
As a group we will never be able to fill David's big shoes, but with this fund we can help give his son the best start at life.
The family is overwhelmed with the loving support they have been receiving over the past few days and are so very grateful. "Thank you" is not enough.
We'd like to thank all of you for the outpouring of support in the wake of this tragedy. Our hearts are bursting as we work to process all that we've lost as well as all that we have. The fact that Kimberley and her baby survived this collision is quite simply a miracle, and we are endlessly grateful to still have them here with us.
Kimberley continues to recover in hospital, and is looking better with each day. Physically, she is healing. Her baby, little Noah David Hall, will remain under close care in the hospital's NICU for several weeks more, but he is doing well and starting to gain weight.
Noah won't be able to get to know his dad in person, but he will know him through the memories of so many close friends and family members whom David has touched. David will be remembered for his big heart, his extraordinary sense of humour, and his immense passion and drive. He wasn't afraid to pursue all that interested him, be it film work, running marathons, or his most recent dream of flying helicopters. Although he wasn't given the time to fully realize his goal of a career as a helicopter pilot, he was well on his way, having already completed his training, obtained his license, and attained a ground crew position with a helicopter company. This was not a matter of "what if" but of "when", and it's a comfort to know that David knew this also.
Again, we are so thankful for all of your donations, kind words, and shares of this fundraiser. It means a lot to us to receive so much love and support from people in the Lower Mainland where both David and Kim grew up, from people in Northern B.C. where the two of them were settling into this new chapter of their lives, from our friends and family across Canada and abroad, and even from strangers who simply heard the story and were moved.
To all of you, thank you.
To the anonymous person that just donated $20,000 your a silent hero. So amazing. I don't even know the family but did the little I could. You have a good heart my Phantom friend. Unreal. I know in my heart you have a huge soul worthy of life's best. So amazing. It's people like you that are the community. Kim and Noah keep goin, you are both so strong. Far beyond what you know. with love prayers and hope ♥