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TRU athlete from Kelowna in a coma after multi-vehicle crash

The third member of the Thompson Rivers University men’s volleyball team who was in a multi-vehicle collision last week has been identified through a GoFundMe fundraiser.

According to the fundraiser, Owen Waterhouse is currently in a medically induced coma after he sustained severe brain damage in a crash that killed one of his teammates and injured another.

<who> Photo Credit: GoFundMe</who> Owen Waterhouse on the left

The fundraiser adds that Waterhouse is currently receiving care at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

“Owen is an extraordinary young man who lights up any room he enters with his smile,” reads the GoFundMe description.

“His love for his family, friends, all animals and every imaginable sport is known to all.”

The fundraiser has raised nearly $40,000 towards its $50,000 goal.

“Owen and the Waterhouse family not only need our love, strength and positive energy but assistance in supporting them with the unexpected financial burden of living away from home and all the treatment and rehabilitation that will be involved on the long, unpaved road ahead,” explains the fundraiser.

Waterhouse was born and raised in Kelowna and is a graduate of Kelowna Secondary School.

The outside hitter is in his second year with the TRU WolfPack.

Donations can be made online at this link.



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