A GoFundMe has been started for a local Vancouver Island resident who has sustained multiple c-spine fractures in a mountain bike accident.
The GoFundMe is in support of Robin Norris, a husband, doctor, and father of three.
According to the fundraiser, Norris is currently in ICU and has a breathing tube.
He will eventually be transferred to the specialized spine unit and then into rehab.
The fundraiser has a goal of $100,000 and has raised over $88,000.
According to the fundraiser, the money raised will be put towards home renovations, equipment, and costs associated with Robin’s condition.
His wife, Kate Mehaffey, has been providing updates on Robin’s condition on the fundraising page.
“When I told Robin about the GoFundMe page, he furrowed his brow in a very Robin way and told me ‘That’s silly, they should donate it to someone who needs it a lot more than we do’,” Kate said.
“At his [Robin’s] request, we have earmarked the same amount of money back to a good cause in the community in the future if it is at all feasible for us to do so.”
Robin Norris is a physician and his wife, Kate, is a maternity and addiction medicine physician.
Organizer of the GoFundMe page, Sarah Kluge, wrote, “They do so much for our community, let’s do this for them.”