Fundraiser, News (Brampton Canadettes Girls Hockey Association)

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Submitted By Mike Kelloway on Thu 04 07, 22
Dear Community,

As the 53rd edition of our Easter tournament draws near, we are asking for your help with a Canadettes family in need.  Amy St-John, a 12-year-old goalie playing on one of our House League U15 teams was walking to school on December 16, 2021, when she was struck by a school bus.  

Paramedics rushed Amy by ambulance to Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital only to discover that she needed to be transferred to St. Mikes Hospital due to the extent of the trauma.  Here, it was determined that Amy had suffered a crushing injury to the back of her pelvis, as well as significant nerve damage to her left leg, and she was taken for reconstructive surgery.

Amy is one of five children to Mom Joelle, who, as her primary caregiver, has been unable to work since the accident occurred.  This has led to significant financial strain.  When you factor in the extent of physiotherapy and occupational therapy that Amy will require for a great length of time, we are looking to our teams and the extended hockey community for assistance.  The Canadettes Board of Executives has launched a fundraiser via GoFundMe and will be holding a silent auction at Century Gardens Recreation Centre throughout the tournament, with all proceeds being donated to Amy’s family to hopefully ease the financial burden.  We hope you will consider a donation, and/or visit our auction.        

Amy has shown incredible strength and toughness as she recovers but is currently only able to move with the help of a walker and is not able to do anything without assistance.  The prognosis for her recovery is unclear at this time, and more surgeries may be required in the future.  It is currently unknown if she will return to 100% of where she was prior to the accident.

We know from previous fundraisers how close-knit the extended hockey community is. We hope we can once more rally around a family who needs our support.

Sincerely,

Brampton Canadettes Board of Executives

Brampton Canadettes Girls Hockey Association

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