There is still some hope for former Vancouver Canucks enforcer Gino Odjick.
A trust fund has set up to help pay for a special medical assessment.
Odjick has a rare terminal illness affecting his heart and doctors say he may have as little as a few weeks to live.
Last Friday he was transported from Vancouver to hospital in Ottawa.
“We’re here to thank all the people, the doctors from Vancouver General Hospital, and also to reach out to the fans to let them know that Gino appreciates everything that’s been done and said,” said one of Gino’s friend, Bobby Joe, on Monday afternoon.
“The fans are wonderful,” he said, adding that “Gino is doing very very well.”
Gino’s son Joey added that the family is very grateful to all of Gino’s fans.
A trust fund has been set up through the Royal Bank and anyone can go in and say they would like to make a donation to the ‘Gino Odjick Trust Fund’.
That money will go towards Gino’s care and to help his family be close to him while he is in hospital. Additional funds will also go towards funding programs for Aboriginal education and health, causes close to Gino’s heart.
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