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Bottle drive for Dawson Creek teenager hit by car in Surrey

A teenage girl from Dawson Creek is still fighting for her life after getting hit by a car in Surrey last month. Now, her family and friends are raising money to help her parents stay by her side.

Sixteen-year-old Krysten Joe-ann Taube was visiting family in the Lower Mainland when she was hit by an S.U.V near 56th Ave and 180th Street. She suffered extensive head and body injuries, and was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital.

Family friend Nicole Aviss says Krysten is still on life support and is in a medically induced coma. Meanwhile, her parents are rooming at a motel close to the hospital to be by their daughter’s side at all times, but the bills are already adding up.

“I know what kind of costs can occur when you don’t want to leave your kid’s side, and you still have other things going on,” says Aviss. “You still have bills at home, and you still have other kids to take care of.”

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So on Sunday, she launched a bottle drive to help raise money for the family, and says the response has been overwhelming so far.

“With friends, family and the community, it’s been great.” 

If you would like to donate bottles, go here for information.

There is also a fundraiser happening on March 22 at the Rendezvous Neighbourhood Pub in Langley. All proceeds will be going to the family. 

If you would like to donate directly, a joint account has been set up in Krysten’s parents’ name. See details here:

Bank Of Montreal (BMO)
Transit number – 0784
Account number – 3992927