Jaxson and Ryder Squires presented a cheque for $3

Castlegar brothers donate toy money to Children’s Hospital

Two local brothers want to thank the community for helping them raise $3,455 for the BC Children’s Hospital.

Two local brothers want to thank the community for helping them raise $3,455 for the BC Children’s Hospital.

Jaxson and Ryder Squires donated the money to the children’s hospital last Wednesday, when they both went there for appointments. They raised the money by selling toys and collecting donations on Facebook.

The brothers wanted to give back, as the BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) has been an important part of their lives. Ryder was born premature at 35 weeks, and went into respiratory distress within 24 hours of being born. He was airlifted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the BCCH as soon as he was stable enough to move, and was intubated for three days. He underwent multiple MRIs, ultra sounds, echos, x-rays and blood work, and was eventually diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and placed on a ventilator. He still goes back for followup appointments.

Last fall, Jaxson also had a visit to the BCCH and had to go back for tests on Wednesday.

The brothers hoped to raise $1,000 and more than tripled that. They also donated art supplies for the art room at the BCCH.

The boys’ mother, Jesse Squires, says Jaxson and Ryder would like to thank the community for their support in raising the money.

 

Just Posted

Passenger counts still rising at West Kootenay Regional Airport

Reliability rates also on rise in second quarter.

Buddhist monument to be dedicated in Slocan cemetery

A new post has been created to mark the site where at least nine Japanese Canadians were cremated

PLACE NAMES: Grand Forks neighbourhoods, Part 2

No nuts were grown in Almond Gardens

City of Castlegar treating weeds the next few weeks

City will be using organic product on sidewalks, traffic islands and parking lots.

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

CONTEST: Scene it?

Castlegar News’ weekly photo location contest.

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Most Read