Campaign extended! Our deadline has passed but you can still help.
Medical Expences for needed MRI's
$5 raised
0% of $5k goal
1 contributor
2 Years running

I have been a community service worker for the past 7 years at our local Women's Centre and have volunteered at our local soup kitcken as well as the Salvation Army. The Women's Centre provideds food,clothing, a full kitchen for cooking meals, peer support and information on other resources in the area. I am a peer support worker.

Earlier this year my life changed due to simply in the wrong place at a bad time. I was assaulted by two men, one of whom sexually assaulted me after repeatedly slammed my head into the ground while kicking me. I was bruised from head to foot.

As a result I have extreme spinal pain that affects my shoulders, arms and hands. I have also been diagnosed with brain trauma that affects my cognitive thinking and short term memory.I now have been referred to the Kootenay Brain injury society. I don't have an appointment with the person who does the assessment until January.

I have however found a clinic who specializes in brain damage and concussion screening and treatment. It's 150.00 for the assessment and 60.00 for follow up visit 's

I am currently going to physio therapy. The Co-pay was 40.00 frost visit and each follow up with be 30.00.

The pain grows increasingly worse with each passing day, and I am unable to do many of the daily things I would do before the assault, including  volunteering as often as I would like with local community organizations.

I am in need of an MRI on my brain, spine, shoulders and private area to properly diagnose and thus treat the severe pain I am in. The pain is so severe I have had to now borrow my friend’s mobility scooter to travel around town to make medical and legal appointments.

While a formal investigation is now underway for the assault, which is a step to healing and moving forward, I have yet to receive the MRI’s I require. I have been on the waiting list to see a specialist since April, who can issue a government funded MRI. After I get this referral it could still take an additional 18 months to receive the MRI for proper diagnosis, and therefore treatment. I cannot wait that long, as my condition is getting worse each day and not better. I currently have the referral for a private clinic to do an MRI, from my Doctor but no means to cover the cost of $895.00 per MRI.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, as all I want is to return to where I was physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually before this vicious assault. I ask for your support now, and in return I am hoping the investigation/charges I am moving forward with will help to keep our communities safe from further violence. Thank you.

Activity highlights See all3
Follow this campaign to receive updates by email.

Meet the team

Do you believe in our cause? Join our team!
Position Total raised

Medical Expences for needed MRI's Community

Our community shows our leading supporters and the contributions they've made or inspired by sharing our campaign.

to get your personal share link and see your position in our community.

How it works
To appear in our community, simply make a contribution to our campaign and show your name, or inspire a contribution from someone else by sharing your personal link (below). The more contributions you make or inspire, the higher you'll go and the more the campaign will benefit.


$50.55 CAD
  • 0 granted
  • 100 remaining
This medication is not covered by my health benefits. It is a natural product to reduce the body's resistance to stress.
More ... Less ...
Recent contributions