A Dryden resident is feeling the community’s support.
George Adams’ life was changed in August, when he had to undergo surgery to remove his leg after doctors discovered a severe bacterial infection, Necrotizing Fasciitis. Residents across northwestern Ontario soon flocked to social media to share their support of Adams, as well as to donate to a GoFundMe page to help offset medical and travel costs.
With the community’s support, as well as Domino’s Canada, Dryden’s Domino’s Pizza was able to hand over a $17,000 cheque to Adams. The restaurant raised funds through a fundraising event, as well as in-store donations.
"Thank you Dryden your support was unreal. Huge thank you to our staff who made it as smooth as it could go! George was overwhelmed with the generosity of Dryden," said Dryden's Domino's Pizza.
The GoFundMe page also has collected $11,700 in donations. According to the list of donors, more than $2,000 came from players, executives and referees in the northwest. Teams in the SIJHL contributed $600 to go along with $500 from the league's commissioner, Bryan Graham. Dryden Minor Hockey also contributed.