Lindsay Ann Wheatley

Fundraiser set for pedestrian hit by vehicle

Lindsay Ann Wheatley, a 28-year old mother and musician, required reconstructive surgery on her pelvis after the accident.

The Royal is hosting a fundraiser for the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk earlier this month.

Lindsay Ann Wheatley, a 28-year old mother and musician, required reconstructive surgery on her pelvis and has been unable to walk since the accident. The fundraiser is to help her with the cost of making her Winlaw home wheelchair accessible.

“She needed eight screws and two plates in her pelvis,” explained event organizer Colleen Matte, a close friend of Wheatley. “She’s not allowed to put any weight on her legs. We don’t know, at this point, how long until she’ll be able to walk.”

Wheatley was crossing Josephine Street at the intersection of Victoria Street on November 9 at about 5:30 p.m. when, according to police reports, a driver making a left turn from Victoria Street drove into her. She was dragged about five meters along the road.

She’s been recovering in Kootenay Lake Hospital ever since, but she intends to make an appearance at the fundraiser.

“We’re hoping she’ll be able to play some music at the show,” Matte said.

Wheatley is a singer-songwriter who performs under the name Kindred Heart. She has a three year old son, and she and her fiancé were planning to have a second child. She worked as a bike mechanic in Nelson at Secret Service Cycles.

“Lindsay Ann is just a lovely and creative person,” Matte said. “There’s lots of people coming together to support her.”

Plenty of local musicians have jumped on board to perform at her fundraiser. The night will feature music by Daniel Bloom, James Lamb, Rhoneil, ElGordo, Bag Boi, Von Butcher, Chinese for Travelers, Tofu Stravinsky and Almanak.  The Royal is also donating 10 per cent of bar sales.

There will also be an arts and crafts silent auction at the Royal, which anyone is welcome to donate items for.

The event goes Tuesday, December 4, at The Royal. Doors open at 6 p.m and the show starts at 7pm. Admission by donation.

Silent auction items can be dropped off between 6 and 7 p.m. Anyone is invited to make a contribution. If you can’t drop off your item, call Colleen at 250-352-0083 to arrange pickup.

Donations can also be made online by going to fundrazr.com/find and searching for “Lindsay Ann” or at the Nelson and District Credit Union under the account “Lindsay Ann Donations.”

 

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