GoFundMe for Kaylee Paterson

by Brad Romano

On Thursday, February 9th the Paterson family along with their extended Lacrosse family (Richmond, New Westminster, and Fusion West) received some scary news that Kaylee had been hit by a car as she was walking home. The car jumped the curb hitting Kaylee and a friend of hers.

Kaylee, unfortunately, got the full impact of the car and was rushed to the hospital with what turned out to be a severe head injury, large laceration, and fractured skull along with a broken shoulder, elbow, arm, and ribs. She was put into an induced coma to help with her healing and with great news five days later she woke up and asked for her dad and when can she go. She has a long road to recovery which could be a few weeks to a few months in the hospital. She is aware of where she is and knows who she is which is great news for both of her parents, siblings and her extended lacrosse family.

Kaylee is a very strong young lady and it shows in how quickly she has reacted to her treatment. Kaylee has been active in lacrosse in Richmond and New Westminster in both box and field lacrosse. She referees both sports and also plays with Fusion West lacrosse. Lacrosse is her life and we in her lacrosse community want to help in any way that we can to get her back on the floor/field as soon as possible.

Her parents Greg and Meghan have been by her bedside and will remain with her until she can come home. "Greg's comment I'm not leaving the hospital until Kay does"

We are expecting a long road to recovery and are looking for assistance to help the family with the costs incurred during her hospital stay and her recovery when she comes home.

The Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse League encourages support from our lacrosse family if you're able to make a donation to help support the family in Kaylee's recovery. Richmond Lacrosse has set up a GoFundMe that will be used to ensure the family is able to focus on Kaylee's immediate health needs.

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