Rob Wright Needs Us

Rob Wright’s fight against kidney cancer

 Rob is well known in the West Kootenay and in the Nelson sports community as hockey coach, tennis club volunteer, avid horseman, accomplished metal-worker and a man who is ridiculously generous with his time. His enthusiasm, humour and positive nature have inspired many people over the decades and he is always one of the first people to help others. And now we’re asking you to help him and his family.

Rob has been diagnosed with kidney cancer and will be unable to work while he receives lengthy treatment outside of Nelson. He and his family will face many extra medical and travel costs as Rob fights for his life. Rob would never ask for your help to offset these extra costs and so we are asking for him.

Who are we? We are the athletes he has coached, the friends he has helped, the tennis players who now enjoy the courts he helped secure for the community. We are the people who love his metalwork and have enjoyed his friendship and silly pranks. We are the people who know Rob and want him to get better. We are asking for your help because we know what Rob has sown in Nelson: kindness, generosity, encouragement, positivity and support for others.

Please consider donating to help pay for Rob’s extra costs due to cancer treatment. Every bit helps and we encourage you to share this message with anyone you know who has benefited from Rob’s volunteer and community work during his more than sixty years as a resident of Nelson.


We’ve got your back, Rob, because you have always had ours. Now fight.


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