Fundraising effort underway for pedestrian seriously injured in Duncan

Fundraising effort underway for pedestrian seriously injured in Duncan

A fundraising effort is underway to help a Duncan woman who was seriously injured after being hit by a truck last Wednesday.

A GoFundme page set up on behalf of Daisy Santiago says the mother of two remains in the ICU in Victoria after suffering a traumatic brain injury.

She was struck while crossing at a pedestrian walkway on Beverley Street.

Daisy has undergone two brain surgeries and remains in critical condition.

“At this point the medical staff cannot predict any outcomes or the long term consequences of this traumatic injury.  She is expected to be in hospital for at least the next 4-6 months.”

Santiago is a long-term partner to Tom and mom of 20-year-old Diane and 13-year-old Dalton.

” Tom has spent every day at her bedside, sleeping on a chair in the visitors waiting room having to take indefinite time off work.”

“Diane was living on the mainland, having just completed a course at BCIT and had just started a full-time job, for which she has had to give up to be with her mum and help take care of her young brother.”

“Her parents and family are all keeping vigil via Skype in the Philippines.”

The GoFundme page says that initially all donated the funds will help towards housing the family near to the hospital.

Daisy is well known in Duncan where she worked at Walmart for 5-years and had recently returned to work at Thrifty’s.

She is also a big part of the Filipino community on Vancouver Island.

“She is a ray of sunshine.”

You can find details about the fundraising campaign here 

RCMP also continue to look for anyone who witnessed the incident last Wednesday at 2pm on Beverley Street at the intersection near Starbucks and Great Canadian Oil Change.

Photos/GoFundme /Jayne Williams

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