Vernon nurse left in a wheelchair after hit and run could use your help

Robin, a Vernon nurse, was left a quadriplegic after a hit and run car crash in December 2014.
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VERNON - The life of a Vernon mother and nurse changed forever when she was struck in a hit and run last December.

The woman, in her 40s, was left a quadriplegic and is currently receiving treatment in Vancouver. Friends have launched a fundraising page to help with her recovery.

“Robin has spent her career giving and caring for others and now she needs us all to give back,” friend Tina Berg says on a GoFundMe page titled Robin’s Journey. 

Robin was on her way home from work, stopped at a red light, when her car was hit by a blue Jeep — reported stolen — at 39 Avenue and Alexis Park Drive. The driver fled the scene, leaving her trapped and injured within her car. Police eventually arrested a 22-year-old man and say charges of hit and run and negligence causing bodily harm are expected.

“Robin’s life was changed forever that fateful day and we are all hoping to make her home coming a little easier by helping fund her medical needs,” Berg says.

Robin was rushed to Vernon Jubilee Hospital, then transferred to Vancouver General. She is unable to walk and requires special equipment to communicate. Her family has been at her side since the accident to support her.

“They could use assistance to afford to keep standing by her side in rehab in Vancouver as this is going to continue for many months yet,” Berg says.

Donations can be made on Robin’s Journey and Berg says every little bit helps.

The goal is to raise $25,000 and as of Monday, March 9, close to $8,000 had been donated.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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