The community of Airdrie is rallying around Ryan Straschnitzki, one of the survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
Ryan’s friend and local boxing coach Cody Thompson of White Collar Boxing has started a fundraiser selling hats labelled with #strazstrong and Ryan’s #10.
Ryan, 18, a Broncos defenceman, survived the crash and had surgery for a broken back in Saskatoon that lasted seven hours.
As of Monday morning, the fundraiser has sold 348 hats, raising $11,000.
Cody spoke with The Jeff and Sarah Show and said Ryan’s family will need constant support and funding to help with Ryan’s spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Cody said he knows other players who’ve had similar spinal cord injuries.
“When the rest of us move on, the financial burden is still there for them and their families,” Cody said in an interview.
If you’re ordering a hat, make sure you include the hat’s size. You can reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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