Saturday , 28 May 2022

Friends of Fred raising money to help with his rehabilitation

Friends of a Cold Lake man, originally from Glendon, are raising money to help with his medical expenses and rehabilitation after he was injured in an accident on Highway 28.

Fred Attfield was injured on January 2, on Highway 28 between Fort Kent and Ardmore. It happened due to icy roads. An oncoming vehicle lost control and entered his lane. Attfield was unable to avoid the head-on collision.

Lakeland Connect spoke with Angelina Hodinsky who is good friends with Fred.

“He had his young boy and mother to two kids with him. They are both back home and have recovered from their injuries,” Hodinsky told Lakeland Connect. “Fred was airlifted by STARS ambulance to the University of Alberta hospital. There he underwent extensive surgery on his right leg and right arm. He broke his left ankle, right upper and lower leg as well as his knee, right upper and lower arm and a few fingers on his left hand.”

Hodinsky said Fred was then transferred to Cold Lake briefly where he was able to see his children.

“He has since been transferred to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Centre and is working with physiotherapy to strengthen and regain mobility,” Hodinsky said. “He is making great progress and gaining more mobility and strength every day. Fred hopes to be released within the next two months and continue rehabilitation at home.”

So far the gofundme has raised a little over $7000 with a goal of $20,000.

 If you would like to donate to help Fred click here.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.