Kim McIvor fundraiser slated for Nov. 22

One of Quesnel's own is battling back from a catastrophic motor vehicle incident

Hospital executive and Co-Op board member Kim McIvor

In a catastrophic single motor vehicle incident, Kim McIvor of Quesnel was sent careening down a 100-foot embankment near Vanderhoof at about 8 p.m., Sept. 26. She was not found until noon the following day by a highway trucker who noticed something over the bank that was not right.

It took about three hours to get her out of the vehicle and Kim was then taken to the Vanderhoof hospital where they had another two-hour wait as the air ambulance was already in Prince Rupert transporting a patient to Vancouver.

Kim finally arrived at Vancouver General Hospital about 20 hours after the accident. She sustained three broken vertebras and other injuries. Doctors repaired the vertebras over a couple of days. She was heavily sedated for about two weeks to allow her body time to heal.

Recently hospital staff noticed a great improvement with the swelling going down and her lungs working better. She has been in communication with her brother who is a paramedic through writing and he visits her often.

According to Kim’s partner Pete, she was recently able to move to a wheelchair as they are trying to increase her mobility in her upper body. She has a five per cent chance of walking again.

A fundraiser has been organized to assist Kim during this difficult time, slated for Nov. 22 at the Elks Hall on Anderson Drive. The event includes entertainment by the band Bronco, doors open at 6 p.m., a pig roast barbecue dinner at 7 p.m. and a silent auction.

Safe rides home are also available.

Auction items can be dropped off at the Co-Op  and cash donations may be made at Integris Credit Union.

Tickets are $30 at the Co-Op and Circle S Western Wear.  For details contact Paul, 250-747-3864.

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