Vancouver Island; Campbell River Family Needs Community Support
A camping trip last March left 3 year old Riley with severe burns to his face, neck, eyes, ears, cheeks, hands and arms after he accidently tripped and fell into the campfire.
Now the family needs the help and support of the community.
Riley has a long road of treatments and recovery ahead of him.
One such treatment is hyperbaric oxygenation therapy which can be done in Victoria.
Taylor says the treatment improves the body’s natural healing process by the inhalation of 100 per cent oxygen in a pressurized chamber. Unfortunately this treatment is not covered by medical insurance.
A group of family friends are organizing a silent auction and dance, featuring Pat Palmer and his band Kick It, at the Quinsam Hall on April 14 at 7 p.m. in support of the family.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets cost $20 per person. Tickets must be bought in advance at either the Quinsam Liquor Store, Smart Style Salon, Bubble’s Laundry or Video Gallery at Saratoga.
Friends are also looking for donations from local businesses as prizes for the silent auction table.
Donations to the family can also be made at the TD bank, branch no. 9038, account no. 6391682. Cheques payable to both Tina Adams and Candie Dunsmore, the executors of the funds for Rally for Riley.
In addition, the Campbell River Bottle Depot has an account, Rally for Riley, where bottle returns can be donated.
There is also a Facebook page, Rally for Riley, so the community can stay up to date with fundraisers and Riley’s progress.
To donate to the silent auction contact Candie Dunsmore (250) 923-2662, Tina Adams (250) 202-8462, or Tanya Shannon (250) 202-6248.
Story via Campbell River Mirror