A fundraiser to help a Langley family deal with the fallout from their daughterâ€™s illness is building up steam again this spring.
Dominion Power Washing is holding a series of fundraisers, during which all proceeds from some of their jobs will help the family of Erin Kreiter.
Kreiterâ€™s parents spent about $200,000 to completely renovate their Walnut Grove home after Erin went through a medical ordeal.
Kreiter had suffered a number of medical issues as a child, most of them diagnosed as severe asthma attacks.
It wasnâ€™t until she was attending the University of Alberta, where she was working towards a PhD in epidemiology, that her health began to seriously decline. She had trouble walking, and was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease.
After a lot of work at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, she regained some function in her arms, neck, and hands, but Kreiter still needs a wheelchair. Her family tore apart their traditional two-storey home before welcoming Erin back, putting in ramps, changing plumbing, and widening doors.
The whole thing put a strain on the finances of the family.
John Gould of Dominion Power Washing is a former Mountie and an old friend of Sgt. Tim Kreiter of the Langley RCMP, Erinâ€™s father.
When he learned about the familyâ€™s financial predicament, he was eager to help out.
A fundraiser in the fall saw off-duty RCMP officers doing power washing on the weekends, using Dominionâ€™s equipment, with all proceeds going towards the Kreiterâ€™s bills.
Now with the return of good weather, Gould wants to start up again.
â€œWe definitely want to get this ball rolling,â€ Gould said.
He said there will be a special this spring on driveways, patios, and sidewalks, the whole package for $150.
To get a cleaning appointment or quote from Dominion Power Washing for the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-510-9274. Donations can also be made to â€œTim Kreiter in Trust for Erin Kreiterâ€ and can be mailed to Friends 4 Erin c/o Dominion Power Washing Inc., PO Box 45015 #205 6339 200th Street, Langley B.C., V2Y 1A2.