Also known as Bushy Syndrome or Amsterdam dwarfism, it is a genetic disorder that has lead to medical challenges for Tristan like hearing loss, acid reflux, and a single kidney working at only 70 per cent. Tristan is now 11 years old and attends Baldonnel School, and the Farquharson family has made numerous trips to Vancouver and Edmonton to see specialists and for treatment.
“Being a young couple, that’s been very financially hard on them,” family friend Kim Turner-London says. “They work very hard, but as you can imagine, they’re struggling to raise three boys, especially with having to travel for medical.”
Turner-London says the community has wanted to help the couple for years, and the timing is finally right. On September 21, a 9-hole best ball golf tournament will be held at Lone Wolf Golf Course, followed by a dinner and dance at the Taylor Community Hall with a silent auction.
“They’re a wonderful young couple, and they’ve been dealt some pretty difficult cards, so we’re trying to just help them out,” adds Turner-London. “We just want to give them whatever help we can.”
To register for the golf tournament, call Lone Wolf Golf Course or Kim Turner-London at 250-789-3257, as well as for tickets, which are also available at Systems by Trail and Rec-Pro Arctic Spa in Fort St. John and through the event’s Facebook page.