Please read the below article. The Dog River Howlers Rugby Club is asking everyone to help raise some much needed $ to help "Huggy" purchase his new van with wheelchair accessible modifications. Please let me know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to make a contribution and if so state the amount. In turn then please send your cheque made payable to Rugby Canada(as you then will receive a tax receipt for any amount $100 and over) to Dog River Howlers, c/o Karl Fix, East End Dental, 2069 Park Street ,Regina, Sask. S4N6S2.
Take the time to listen to this song:
1. Karl Fix - Howlers/Regina Rogues Rugby Club
2. David Robertson - head master Shawnigan Lake School ( Vancouver Island)
3. Shawnigan Lake School
4. Tara Nameth - Kirin Rugby (Saskatoon)
5. Gary Dukelow - Cowichan Rugy Club
HELPING HUGGY GET A NEW VAN
In 1993, while playing for the Balmy Beach Rugby Football Club out of Toronto, Kerry Singh, known as "Huggy" to his friends and teammates, had an experience that would change his life forever. Kerry suffered a spinal cord injury, occurring at the C5-C6 level of the vertebral column, which resulted in quadriplegia.
Although his rugby career would be cut short, Kerry never let that stop him from living life to the fullest. One of the main tools that Kerry uses to get around is his 1997 Ford E-150 van, which has been modified so that he can not only be a passenger but also the driver. The van has given him the freedom and mobility that he thought he might never regain, allowing him to visit family, spend time with friends, go to appointments as well as attend college classes.
As many vehicle owners know, wear and tear on a automobile means that it won't last forever. After 15 years, Kerry's van has reached the point where it needs to be replaced. A special vehicle with these modifications is an extremely
costly expenditure; with Kerry's very modest income he is appealing publicly to the community for your assistance.
"A new van would not simply be a mode of transportation for me," says Kerry. "It would greatly improve the quality of my life by increasing my independence of mobility."
The fundraising goal for Kerry's new van is $50,000, which would cover the cost of not only the van but also the wheelchair accessible modifications it would need. Without a vehicle with these modifications Kerry would not have been able to experience a lot of "life moments" we all have, this freedom is immensely invaluable to him.