3/8/2018 10:08:20 AM

Our community has stepped up in an incredible way and has raised close to $10,000 to support Zurich Resident Elena Thomson, who started a campaign to raise some money to get a wheelchair accessible van for her daughter Reese, who lives with vanishing whitematter disease. Thomson says that she didn't expect this kind of a response when she set up a simple fundraising page online


Thomson says that she is very grateful to all the individuals and groups who have donated, which includes the Grand Bend optimists, The Zurich Mennonite ladies group, The St Boniface Church and the Exeter and Mt. Caramel Knights of Columbus.

She need around $13,000 before she can put a down payment on a van, and the goal of the campaign is $58,000.

Thomson has a community account open at Libro Credit Union under the name 'Reese Thomson fundraiser'. The account number for which is 3542958.

Hayters Turkey Products also in Dashwood has a collection jar, as does Town and Country Bowling Lanes in Zurich.

You can also visit https://www.youcaring.com/reesethomson-1064077 to donate online.

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