Fundraiser for Lake Country woman reaches more than $200,000 in a week | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions


Kelowna News

Fundraiser for Lake Country woman reaches more than $200,000 in a week

Brita Colero is now wheelchair-bound after a skiing accident Jan. 9, 2021.
Image Credit: GOFUNDME/Bringing Brita Home
February 08, 2021 - 6:00 PM

In little over a week, the fundraiser set up for a Lake Country woman who suffered serious injuries from a ski accident last month has raked in more than $200,000 with donations from nearly 800 people. 

“The response to help Bring Brita Home has been overwhelming and a huge blessing to Sandy and Brita Colero,” Tracey Dickie, the fundraiser organizer said.

Dickie said the costs ahead for the Coleros will far exceed the $100,000 goal that was initially set and her aim is get the home set up with new entries, bathrooms and a new kitchen for a wheelchair.

She also wants to see them get a van they can travel in and whatever else is needed.

“What a gift to see the community rally around this lovely family and show them so much love and care,” she said.

On Jan. 9, while skiing at SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon, Brita Colero collided with a chair lift tower and she is now a paraplegic, Dickie said.

Barring a miracle, Brita will not regain use of her legs and while she can expect to have independence, she requires the use of specialized equipment and support services.

To contribute to the GoFundMe follow this link.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Kathy Michaels or call 250-718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2021

  • Popular kelowna News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile