A Saskatchewan family is expressing gratitude for the support they are receiving after a woman from the southeast was seriously injured while vacationing in Mexico.
Cory Moe, a nurse in Carnduff, was hit by a rogue wave while boogie boarding with her husband on their honeymoon.
A GoFundMe page has since been started and it describes Moe's current state.
"Cory was in a tragic accident that left her in critical condition from the injuries she sustained," it reads. "Cory has since undergone cervical spine surgery and is recovering in the ICU. At this time, Cory is in the Hospital Joya in Puerto Vallarta where she has been receiving wonderful care while she is unable to return home."
There has been an outpouring of support since, including here in the southeast. Brianne Fitzpatrick, Moe's sister, has been keeping track of all of the initiatives on her Facebook page, which are highlighted by a couple of Big Six Hockey League teams.
All gate admissions from the Carnduff Red Devils home game on Saturday will be donated to Moe and her family, and part of the proceeds from the 50/50 of the Oxbow Huskies tonight will also go towards the cause. The 50/50 total will be a minimum of $1,000.
Both Carnduff Drug Mart and Sunset Haven are each collecting cash and cheque donations.
"Thank-you to all of Team Cory for supporting her recovery journey. Although we pray for the absolute best, the funds raised will prepare for the challenges that lie ahead," Fitzpatrick wrote on her Facebook page.
"There will never be enough words to express the gratitude we all feel. We’ll be paying forward these acts of kindness for years to come."
The GoFundMe page, "Standing With Cory" has already raised nearly $58,000, with a goal of $75,000.
It can be found here.