Buy a #strazstrong hat, support Humboldt Broncos survivor, Airdrie's Ryan Straschnitzki

One of the survivors of the Humbodlt Broncos bus tragedy is Ryan Straschnitzki from Airdrie. He's recovering from surgery after his back was broken in the crash. Carolyn Kury de Castillo reports on how his community is helping him prepare for a long road to recovery.

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 strazstrong@gmail.com.

The hats cost $10 to make and are being sold for $30 with all the money going to the Straschnitzki family.
Fifteen people died in the bus crash and another 14 were injured, some critically.

The GoFundMe page for the Humboldt Broncos is now the largest Canadian GoFundMe fundraiser in history with the effort closing in on $5 million. – Sarah 

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