The Vancouver Warriors pro lacrosse team is supporting a New Westminster woman who is inspiring people for her battle to recover from serious injury after being struck by an alleged drunk driver.
Emily Goss, 24, suffered a head injury after being struck in south London on June 16 while visiting friends she had met while living in the United Kingdom.
The Warriors tweeted about the GoFundMe page that has raised more than $47,000 to help fund heavy expenses incurred by Goss and her family after the crash. Watch the video below for an update.
“It has now been 5 1/2 months since we received that terrible phone call to get to London as fast as possible and that our sweet Emily was in critical condition and in an induced coma,” reads a message on the fundraising page.
“Looking back now, as scared and traumatized as we were on that flight and in the early days and weeks, we still could never, ever have prepared ourselves for the days that lay ahead. Our lives are forever changed in every single way, every single aspect of what life used to look like has been changed. But….Emily is thriving. Not only has she survived this horrible accident, she is making significant gains every day. Soon, she will move on to what we consider her 6th major move in her recovery which is an intensive outpatient rehab.
Emily Goss faced the greatest challenge of her life when she was struck by a drunk driver and suffered a serious brain injury. With the support of her family and the lacrosse community, she’s making strides every day.— Vancouver Warriors (@nllwarriors) December 29, 2019
To support Emily, please visit https://t.co/PJ36TESF4W pic.twitter.com/avhPlzZxmA
"We consider the moves to be Neurological ICU at St. Georges Hospital in London, ICU, then HAU, then Neuro Ward in Royal Columbian Hospital, inpatient rehab at Queens Park Care Centre in New West and now on to an intensive outpatient Rehab for the next 6 weeks. The generous donations of this page have helped us in many ways, both while we were in London and then back in Canada, and most recently have helped us to access extra private physiotherapy for Emily. We cannot thank you all enough. The donations we have received on this page and elsewhere, the other fundraisers like pub nights and lacrosse games, and the outpouring of support in so many other ways like meals, professional services provided, gift cards for coffees (caffeine has been a staple), cleaning of our house, supportive emails and texts, and the positive energy of thoughts and prayers are all coming to us in abundance and make us so proud to be part of so many amazing communities of loving people.”