Critically injured Kelowna cyclist emerges from coma; needs community’s help
Howard Alexander - News Editor
Trevor Bohac, 42, was left in a coma after an accident in Rutland Sep. 1, 2015.
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November 21, 2015 - 11:30 AM
KELOWNA – A fundraiser is in the works for a cyclist who ended up in a coma after getting hit by a truck in Rutland almost three months ago.
Trevor Bohac, 42, was hit on Robson Road behind Coopers Foods on Sept. 1 and was critically injured.
“Trevor has defied the odds and has woken from the coma,” according to a statement from friend Raquel Rose.
He broke his leg in the crash and a fat embolism traveled to his brain, causing a number of strokes and resulted in the coma, she says.
“His prognosis was bad. Doctors were certain he would not survive.”
Rose says Bohac is still wheelchair bound but he has been talking, eating and drinking enough so he can go home.
That’s where the fundraiser comes in.
A donated van needs to be converted to make it wheelchair accessible, his house needs some renovations for the wheelchair and rehabilitation equipment needs to be purchased.
Rose is organizing the fundraiser, which will be held in the Cooper Plaza 33 parking lot from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. There will be a raffle, 50/50 draw and silent auction.
If you can volunteer a few hours to help out, call Raquel Rose at 250-300-4407.
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