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Community rallies for Methot family
Support is pouring in for the family of a 21-year-old Williams Lake man who was critically injured in a motor vehicle incident last Monday.
Brayden Methot was injured and remains in Vancouver General Hospital after the truck he was travelling in with three other Williams Lake men collided with another truck on Highway 5 North near Kamloops.
On Wednesday, Geoff Moore of Williams Lake developed an online funding campaign to support the Methot family, calling it the “Brayden Methot’s Get Mobile Fund!”
Within 24 hours the online campaign had raised more than $10,000.
Moore said the family is in Vancouver with Brayden and no one knows what their needs will be going forward.
“The Methot family is all about community and support,” Moore said. Brayden’s parents are really strong supporters in their church and in the neighbourhood they live in.
“Their door is always open and the garage is full of other families’ kids’ stuff waiting to be fixed.”
The Methots are also involved in the mountain bike community and the off-road motorcycle community, and recently Brayden travelled to Odessa, WA. to race in the Desert 100 off-road race with his father Brad and other Williams Lake competitors.
Brayden finished fourth in the pro-class.
He was also a participant at this year’s Peel Out Mountain Bike Festival.
Williams Lake Honda will also host a fundraising barbecue at its South Lakeside store on Friday, June 27, beginning at 11 a.m.
“We’re calling it the Too Fast Methot, which is one of Brayden’s nicknames,” owner Nancy Watt said. “The barbecue will go until it ends.”
To support Brayden and the Methots visit www.gofundme.com/a7rjoc.
As of Friday morning, the fund had garnered more than $16,000.