Coming together in Kamloops for cardiac care

Among those at the May 24 sold-out ICCHA/Wish Fund gala at the Colombo Lodge were, from left: Gita Patel, Amrita Ebata, Russell Ebata, Steve Lidguard, Kate Potter, Al Patel (ICCHA/Wish founder), Bina Patel, Atish Patel, Pravin Patel and Deep Parekh.

The campaign raises money for cardiac care at Royal Inland Hospital, with $175,000 collected in the past year.

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The next year’s project is to raise approximately $160,000 for a C-arm multi-angle imaging machine to be used in RIH’s under-construction cardiac-care unit.

ICCHA/Wish Fund supporters continue to advocate for the creation of a catheterization lab and are raising money for that goal. A petition calling for the provincial government to add a cath lab to the hospital can be found online at

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