Saturday, November 23, 2013

Quesnel rallies around one of their own

A Quesnel resident has brought this story to my attention earlier this week


Christa Eyford, 69, who runs a local animal shelter called "Crooked Leg Ranch" (website here) and is affectionally known to those in Quesnel as "Nana" and has raised 4 daughters of her own now suffers from multiple myeloma and needs critical blood transfusions. However, she has a rare blood type -- O-negative.

The Province covers this story here while CBC Daybreak North covers this story here.  There is even a Facebook page setup for this cause which you can view here

There is a push to get a mobile blood clinic to Quesnel however the Canadian Blood Service has argued that it costs too much money to get the essential people to places like Quesnel and cover accommodations and related costs to make it worthwhile.

However, that has not stopped Quesnel residents' from arranging a bus pool to Prince George to help out Ms. Eyford.  According to the Facebook page, there are now plans for a bus run to Prince George either on Nov 28th or Dec 19th.  There are details that have to be arranged prior to leaving, so check out the Facebook page for details - see here

Finally - in the future, I'd like to see roving blood clinics to rural areas to Williams Lake/Quesnel/100 Mile.  I suspect people would donate if given the opportunity closer to home, even if a little incentive like snacks, etc….


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