On October 4th, Graham was struck by a vehicle in the pedestrian crosswalk at Ospika Blvd and Davis Ave in Prince George while out for a jog before work. He was rushed to the UHNBC hospital in Prince George with several broken bones and a severe head injury. He was immediately put on life support. His partner, Julie, arrived on the scene shortly after it happened looking for him as he hadn’t returned to the house when she had expected. She IDed him and rushed to the hospital, calling his mom on the way. That night he was flown to Vancouver General Hospital due to the condition of his brain. His injuries included: skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and several other fractures. He underwent several surgeries to repair his leg, as well as his clavicle. They installed an Intercranial Pressure monitor and have discovered seizure activity in his brain. Graham is still in the Intensive Care Unit in VGH but he is not able to respond to commands at this time. His brain injuries are very severe and are dispersed throughout his brain. While his broken bones will heal, his brain is still a huge question mark. These injuries will require Graham to undergo extensive rehabilitation over the next couple years including speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. Julie was able to fly down with Graham and has been by his side ever since. These injuries will affect both of them for the rest of their lives.
The donations from the page will be put towards supporting Graham and his partner, Julie, in order to pay bills, mortgage payments, and travel and living expenses, as well as to create a savings for their uncertain future. Julie and Graham’s mother, Kathy, are staying in Vancouver while he begins this long journey. We anticipate that in the immediate future Graham will not be returning to his job as an instrument technician. We do not want him to worry about financial burdens as he begins his recovery.
If you have met Graham or his family, you would have encountered their kindness and support of the Prince George Community that they have always called home. His mother, Kathy, has touched the hearts of many through her time at UHNBC, UNBC, and CNC. His father, Scott, recently retired from Finning in Prince George. Graham’s spouse, Julie, works at Chernoff Thompson Architects North in Prince George as an Intern Architect, recently graduated from the University of Calgary. Graham’s older brother, Sean, as well as his wife, Anita, and their son Gerrik, are also active members in the community.
Your donation is greatly appreciated by Graham’s friends and family. Any amount will help ease the financial stress that he will experience when he regains consciousness and throughout the rest of his life. Any donation helps. If you cannot donate, please take the time to share the gofundme link with your friends and family. Thank you so much for your help in Graham’s recovery.
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