Brent and Kristie Cross recently presented the Campbell River Hospital Foundation with a donation of more than $7,500 in memory of Lyndon Cross.
Their donation has helped support the purchase of a portable ultrasound for the emergency department.
Lyndon Cross was a social worker who worked in youth protection services. He fought a short but courageous battle with cancer with strength and determination.
He was an extremely dedicated and caring person trying to make a difference in the lives of those in foster care.
Lyndon was hospitalized a few times during his battle with cancer and his brother, Brent, and Kristie recognized the need for funding to help purchase equipment to help those in need of care.
Through the Lyndon’s Legacy Mixed Slo Pitch Tournament held at the Sportsplex, funds have been raised in the past to help purchase a ventilator for the hospital’s intensive care unit and, this year, the ultrasound machine.
The ultrasound has become a tool for the emergency physician that gives far more information than most tests available.
It is essential in the evaluation and treatment of the patients seen in the emergency department.
Dr. Ricketson says that on an average shift, he has used the machine at least five times, making it possible to diagnose and treat patients faster.
Anyone who would like to support the doctors, nurses and other key members of the local healthcare team are welcome to make a donation to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation either online at www.crhospitalfoudnation.ca or by calling (250) 850-2418.