-15.5 C
Fort St. John
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Home News Local boy needs upgrades to wheelchair

Local boy needs upgrades to wheelchair

Advertisement

A young boy needs a new part for his wheelchair, and you can help him get it.

Organizers at Dr. Kearney School will be trying to raise around five thousand dollars for Kelly Clark.

Clark has Cerebral Palsy, and he has outgrown his current wheelchair. However, the seat itself can be replaced to adapt to Clark’s growing body, as he gets older, without having to buy a whole new chair.

- Advertisement -

Life Skills Teacher Amy Bosche says Cerebral Palsy hasn’t stopped Clark from being the class clown.

[asset|aid=1410|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d84aec82c01b91969975bff4e3b37f86-Amy Bosche 1_1_Pub.mp3]

With that kind of personality, Bosche says the whole school is pitching in to help Clark get the new part for his wheelchair.

Students have already raised two thousand dollars by fundraising within the school. Now, Bosche says volunteers will be holding a Car Wash and Barbeque to try and raise the rest.

[asset|aid=1411|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=88a0bc247ddb76af24b47e2ec1ad2174-Amy Bosche 2_1_Pub.mp3]

More than 50 volunteers are expected to help out with the planned carwash, barbeque and bake sale.

The event will be held on Saturday May 23nd, at Rudy’s Highway Car and Truck Wash, 10901 Tahltan Road. It begins at eight in the morning and goes until eight at night.

Bosche says if the event raises more money than needed, the extra cash will be saved until next year, when Clark requires additional equipment.

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Local Events

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Must Read

New approach to Canada’s Food Guide launched by Minister of Health

MONTREAL, QC - Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health shared that with the launch of the new Canada’s Food Guide, healthy eating is...