Funds are being raised for victims of mass stabbing at the Lynn Valley Library in North Vancouver on Saturday which left a woman dead and six other people injured.
One of these victims is Susanne Till, a local single mother of three. Till’s friend Kirsten Emerson has started a fundraiser on gofundme.com
“Susanne, as many know, is the epitome of motherhood… working full time and ensuring her children experience all the wonders life has to offer…. her passion to make holidays extra special, spending weekends visiting with friends at local parks and exhibits and baking up a storm to share. Susanne is an active volunteer member of several communities including Queensbury Elementary and RNB dance,” Emerson writes.
“Susanne’s injuries are extensive and life changing and at this time it is unknown if she will need more surgery. Her rehabilitation will be exhaustive and she will not be able to return to work anytime in the near future.”
Jacquie McCarnan, the founder of non-profit North Van Cares Foundation, has started another fundraiser for the Lynn Valley victims on gofundme.com. This campaign will be governed by a committee made up of representatives from all of the victims’ families and by the North Van Cares Foundation. Any donation over $300 will receive a North Van Cares Pillow.
“The victims of this crime will need physical, mental and emotional support for quite some time,” writes McCarnan. “While Victim Services of BC is wonderful at providing help there is often a long delay in getting funding for those services.”
Katerina Klimes has started yet another fundraiser on gofundme.com. “We will collaborate with North Vancouver Cares fundraiser to make a reasonable decision with families and community members on how to distribute the funds to the victims,” she writes.