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On May 18th, 2006 Michael was driving to Kelowna with his former spouse and seven-month-old twins, to attend a work function and stay with friends. Catastrophe struck while on the Coquihalla highway — Michael lost control of the van and it rolled at least one and a half times.
Michael was unresponsive, with evidence that the airbags had deployed and he was restrained by his seatbelt. He was in a comatose state.
He was transported by air to Royal Inlands Hospital in Kamloops where he was assessed by a Neurosurgeon. Later, he was transferred to Royal Columbian Hospital to be closer to his family where he remained comatose.
Michael Coss Brain Injury Foundation, was started in order to assist children with brain injury to access hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) and/or alternate therapies that are not covered by the medical system in Canada.
Established in early 2013, the fund’s purpose is to provide financial support to a broad range of treatment options that may otherwise be unavailable to a child suffering from brain injury. Priority will be given to support for a child determined to be most likely to benefit from alternate therapies, whose family or support team do not have the means for such treatments.
The fund’s conditions were amended in 2014 to also allow for grants to be made: for initiatives aimed to educate brain-injury survivors, caretakers, health professionals and rehabilitation teams, including sharing of success stories that raise awareness with the public including Acquired Brain Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury survivors, their families and medical professionals; and to support research and development initiatives which may help gather and advance scientific evidence for promising new rehabilitation options for children and others recovering from acquired/traumatic brain injury and related injuries.
- You must be on the Canada Revenue Agency’s List of Charities
- A register charity supporting a child from the City of Coquitlam, or from the Tri-Cities, will be given preference for support. Individuals who is not a local resident may be supported if a local resident is not identified as in need of, or eligible for support.
This is a donor-advised fund advised fund where the donor seeks applicable organizations to support.
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