Saving Three Treasures - Sonja Chris & the Fossils
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Sonja Wood was involved in a head-on collision which left her paralyzed - never to walk again.She and her husband struggle to operate a small fossil museum with the worlds most significant collection of the first land animals. They could loose everything!

A serious car accident changed Sonja Wood's life forever. The head-on collision left her paralyzed - never to walk again.   Sonja has lived almost 31 years in a wheelchair - yet she has never received a dime of disability pention. Any day now, she and her family could loose their property, home, and the fossil museum business they've worked so hard for.  

 

Sonja is also one of Nova Scotia's most successful advocates for community issues and concerns in her province.  Her efforts to challenge governments, and twin 'killer' highways has saved lives, helped communities, and brought peace of mind to many.

Unfortunately, all of her work and effort to hold up a most prestigous project for her community and the world as a whole - to build a 'new' Paleo-Centre at world famous fossil site, Blue Beach, Nova Scotia Canada - has driven her family into financial ruin. 

Now she and her husband Chris may loose everything they've worked for, including their home. 

                           Operating, seasonally, on a 'Donation Box' - Sonja and Chris struggle to keep the small fossil museum open. 

'In 2000, Chris and I joined and pioneered the small home based, Blue Beach Fossil Museum to house and protect the tons of 350 million year old fossils washing up on my shore', says Wood.  

The couple was encouraged by community and governments to create a purpose-built, on-site exciting 'new' Paleo-Centre, concentrating on these very significant fossils, the research and ongoing discovery.  Sonja has strapped herself with an incredible debt load - to keep the project going and the Province's large fossil collection intact, safe, and to make its growth and scientific study a reality.

The land is ready for the development, but now the Government has refused to get involved. Leaving Sonja and Chris no other choice but to put the world class property up 'For Sale' or have it foreclosed on.

Without help, this could get a lot worse for Sonja and Chris before it gets any better…

   The fossil collection will leave, seized by a government that never helped out…
                    Where will Sonja go, impoverished and destitute?
            Where will the 90,000 lbs of Blue Beach fossil evidence go?

           Please donate to help Sonja, Chris and the Blue Beach Fossils
                                         Thank you for caring!

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Guided Fossil Museum Tour
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You will be hosted to a guided tour through the Blue Beach Fossil Museum to view some of the worlds oldest bones and footprints of the first land animals, the tetrapods - and much more!
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