Fundraiser planned for local woman who contracted H1N1

The friends and family of a Fort St. John woman, who contracted the H1/N1 virus earlier this month, are planning a benefit dance, to raise funds for her and her children.

Sarah Thom, a single mom and residential care attendant, at the North Peace Care Centre wasn’t eligible, for any of the swine flu vaccine, priority groups.

After she fell ill, she was admitted to Fort St. John hospital, where she took a turn for the worse, on November 12th, and her illness became life threatening.

She was then ventilated on ICU and airlifted University Hospital in Edmonton. Her condition has since improved, but she remains in U.of A. Hospital, and faces a long road to recovery, with the loss of family income.

The dance is set for December 4th, at 7pm, at the Fort St. John Curling Club and the live music will be from local artists donating their time.

Admission will also be by donation, and there will be a silent auction. For more information, or to make an advance donation, you can contact Tina Marsh or Michelle Deni at 250-793-7329 or at 250-271-0973.