May 31, 2015 - 1:05 PM
KAMLOOPS – The province is giving the Brain Injury Alliance $1-million to create an endowment fund in an effort to get people with a brain injuries back to work.
The fund has been created in the memory of Dr. Gur Singh, a Kamloops neurosurgeon who was an advocate for people with brain injuries. Singh suffered from ALS and it would claim his life on March 24, 2015.
“This community has provided me and my family with a wonderful life and opportunities. I like to give something back,” Singh said when asked why he donated so much time on projects in the community, according to a media release.
"Dr. Singh touched countless lives and his legacy lives on in Kamloops," Health Minister Terry Lake says in the release.
The fund will generate about $40,000 a year in revenue, which will be used for education, training and employment assistance for people with brain injuries.
"This endowment fund will help a lot of people with acquired brain injuries on their path to recovery," Alliance director Terry-Lynn Stone says.
To learn more about the Brain Injury Alliance, and how to apply for education support, go to the group’s website.
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