June 25, 2014 3:59 pm

Fundraiser for Kenzie Markey, Canadian skydiver injured in U.S.

Pemberton, B.C. resident Kenzie Markey was injured while skydiving in Arizona.


Friends and family are putting together a fundraiser in Whistler Thursday night for Kenzie Markey, the Canadian skydiver who was injured in the U.S. in April.

Pemberton, B.C. resident Markey, who was born in Greenwood, N.S., was skydiving in Arizona on April 6 when her parachute reportedly collapsed from wind turbulence.

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The 32-year-old tumbled to the ground, breaking her skull, eye socket, nose, pelvis, femur, toe and elbow. She also suffered a collapsed lung.

She was flown back to Vancouver on April 22 and still has a long road to recovery ahead of her.

The fundraiser Thursday night will raise money to help Markey cover the cost of her U.S. medical bills. Her insurance did not cover extreme sport and now she owes the U.S. a lot of money.

The fundraiser starts at 5 p.m. with a barbecue at Tapleys Pub in Whistler.

There will be a silent auction and a raffle with smaller prizes.

Entry will be by donation.

A fundraising page is also still accepting donations.



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