Chemainus community assists former Sandpiper employee’s medical expenses for injured daughter

Chemainus community assists former Sandpiper employee’s medical expenses for injured daughter

Jesse Lynn March back at Victoria General Hospital after ordeal in Cambodia

The daughter of a former Sandpiper Gardens & Glass employee injured during a fall off a balcony in Cambodia has returned home.

Jesse Lynn March of Fort St. John, the daughter of Billy Page, is now in Victoria General Hospital following considerable time in a Thailand hospital following a freak accident.

Sandpiper owner Gunnell Borge recently organized a fundraiser on behalf of her good friend Page to help with March’s medical expenses.

The fundraiser at the new Thai Pinto Cuisine in Chemainus was a huge success. Michael Pickard and Brittany Pickard-Brown served as MCs of the event, bringing lots of tears and laughter to the successful dinner.

It was a full house and hosts Art, East and Nina were excellent, according to Borge. “We had a silent auction and door prizes and the final amount we raised from our fundraiser dinner was $2,593,” she indicated.

March is glad to be back in Victoria and now has her dad and his wife Kelly to help out with her recovery for the next month.

“It is anticipated that Jesse will be in the hospital for another few months and her parents will be by her side to help with her recovery,” noted Borge.

“She will need extensive physio and other treatments for a long time.”

Only four weeks ago, March was near death, but has made an amazing recovery.

“Billy is a wonderful friend and I know she loves her daughter dearly,” added Borge.

“None of us know what is coming the next second. This whole experience has taught me to be forever thankful and treasure all seconds and moments.”