(Colin Dube-Wheat / GoFundMe)

A GoFundMe has been launched for a 21-year-old father who is recovering in hospital after being stabbed twice while trying to help someone last week.

Friday, July 14th was a terrifying evening for Colin Dube-Wheat and his family.

The near-fatal stabbing in Campbell River  left Dube-Wheat unable to work or care for his 2-year-old daughter, Ava with his fiancé, Sarah.

In response, two individuals launched a GoFundMe campaign to help the family out during this trying time.

According to the GoFundMe page and police, Dube-Wheat was walking home from downtown Campbell River at around 4:30 a.m. when he heard someone yelling for help.

As he neared the now-unconscious person and the unidentified suspect, he was stabbed twice in the lung and heart and left there.

According to reports, he remembers being there alone for quite some time before first-responders found him and airlifted him to Victoria.

The VGH Trauma Team performed open heart surgery and repaired the injuries to his heart and lungs — entering the beginning of a long recovery period. 

This is not the only tragedy they have faced this year. Dube-Wheat lost his brother, and in recent months, they lost many personal items and their dog in a house fire in Gold River. 

The GoFundMe set an initial goal to raise $5,000 and with the outpouring of support from their family and community, they have surpassed that goal by over $10,000. 

“Thank you so much for supporting Colin with your shares, kind words, encouragement and donations. We are so grateful, it is very humbling,” Jen Fyfe, one of the organizers wrote.

The GoFundMe will remain open and can be accessed here if you wish to make a donation.

In a statement issued by police, the investigation is ongoing and RCMP are trying to locate the person responsible for Dube-Wheat’s injuries.

“At this point in the investigation there is no indication that there is a danger to the public at large,” said media liaison Constable, Maury Tyre.

If anyone has any information on what occurred Friday, July 14th, contact Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.

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