Hockey team hosts fundraiser for girl hit by train
Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016 4:41PM CST
Last Updated Friday, February 5, 2016 6:29AM CST
A fundraiser is being held for a Manitoba girl who is working to recover in hospital after her and her father were hit by a train.
On Jan. 10, Taylor Piskor and her father, Peter, were driving home from Taylor’s hockey game, when their truck was hit by a train near Elie, just minutes from home.
Todd Edwards, a spokesperson for the family, said Taylor has extensive injuries and remains in critical condition.
“Taylor's condition remains very critical. Her mom and dad remain by her side and their only focus is on their daughter's desperate battle,” Edwards told CTV.
Peter also sustained injuries to his back and needed surgery for a broken arm.
An exhibition game will be held tomorrow between Taylor’s team, the Capitals, and the Rangers, to raise money for her and her family.
The event will take place at the Notre Dame arena at 6:15 p.m.
“Hockey Manitoba’s thoughts and prayers are with Taylor and her family during this very difficult time and it is encouraged to see the tremendous, genuine and heartfelt support from the hockey community for one of our members,” said Peter Woods, the executive director of Hockey Manitoba.
A GoFundMe page has already raised almost $50,000.
Updates are being posted on the page, telling family and friends of Taylor’s progress.
“The family is so unbelievably touched by the outpouring of support, prayers and well wishes. It's truly unbelievable. The hockey community, family and friends have helped keep spirits positive. Taylor is a spunky spirit and has more fight in her,” said Dorit Legault, the creator of the GoFundMe page.
On Jan. 10, Taylor Piskor and her father, Peter, were driving home from Taylor’s hockey game, when their truck was hit by a train near Elie, just minutes from home. (Photo courtesy GoFundMe)