Secure bed for Kaiden focus of Feb. 16 fundraiser

The Thompson Rivers University Kappa Beta Gamma sorority (alpha theta chapter) is hosting a fundraiser to help a Kamloops family buy a specially made bed for their son.

Kaiden Ling, now seven years of age, suffered a loss of oxygen at birth and sustained significant brain damage. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and autism. Kaiden wanders at night, has a high pain tolerance and is non verbal. He requires 24-hour care.

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The bed at the centre of the fundraiser is a Safety Sleeper enclosed medical safety bed that would prevent Kaiden from wandering at night and injuring himself. The sorority and the Ling family have set $5,000 as the goal in the fundraising effort.

A fundraising barbecue will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Save-On-Foods in the Columbia Place Shopping Centre in Sahali. Save-On has donated all supplies.

Those wishing to donate online can do so at Fundly, a fundraising website that does not take a percentage of donations. Kaiden’s fundraising site is at www.fundly.com/kaiden-s-new-bed.

Kaiden’s family has created a Facebook page with all the information. It is at www.facebook.com/lovingkaidenling. Information on the barbecue fundraiser can be found online at www.acebook.com/events/599587400483328/?ti=cl.

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