A fundraising campaign to help the family of a Vancouver Island man stricken while on holiday in Kelowna has surpassed its target.
Organizers hoped to collect $25,000 for Clint Murgatroyd, who was admitted to Kelowna General Hospital on July 26 after suffering a rare bacterial infection.
As of the holiday Monday, more than $38,000 had been collected.
“Clint remains in the intensive care unit, but his kidneys and other organs look to be improving,” reads a post written Sunday on the GoFundMe page.
“They are trying tonight without dialysis. They did more ultrasounds today to assess the damage to his organs from the infection,” the post states. “The doctor has said his will is strong, his body is strong, and that’s why he is alive today.”
Murgatroyd’s wife, Cheryl, is staying in Kelowna and the couple’s two children are staying with relatives on the Island.
“Being self-employed will put a huge financial strain on Cheryl and the family,” the GoFundMe page says.
It isn’t known when Coleman will be well enough to be sent home.
To donate, see gf.me/v/c/zn9/help-support-coach-clint.