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Hip surgery for student athlete Chris Merriman
$1,407 raised
14% of $10k goal
18 contributors
4 Years running
Chris is a student athlete currently attending Vancouver Island University making the transfer to Simon Fraser University NCAA Div 2 in the 2013 fall season. Looking for support to help fund private hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. Chris has been ...
Chris is a student athlete currently attending Vancouver Island University making the transfer to Simon Fraser University NCAA Div 2 in the 2013 fall season. Looking for support to help fund private hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. Chris has been awarded an athletic scholarship to SFU but must have private surgery because the medical wait list stretches over a year. The private surgery will enable him to participate in the 2013 season as the recovery time is approximately 3-5 months after surgery. He has a long history of injuries including chronic back problems which put him on the sidelines for close to two years until having an operation. This recent injury set him back once again and it hasn't been easy. The only way forward is through private healthcare. Surgery has been booked for April 9th, 2013.

Private MRI: $900
Consultation: $500
Surgery: $9,443
Hip Cryocuff Therapy Unit: $420
Total Cost: $11,263

Past Injuries:
Back surgery - Partial discectomy L4-L5 to repair ruptured disc (Age 16)
Torn Meniscus
Broken Fibula - Playing for VIU (Sept 2012) Re-broke playing in Nationals (Nov 2012)

Accomplishments:
2012 CCAA Silver Medalist
2012 PACWEST League All-Star
2010 CCAA Gold Medalist
2010 BCCAA Provincial Champion and League All-Star
B.C. Provincial Player
B.C. Provincial Team - 4 years
Canadian National Training Center (NTC) - 4 years

Currently working as a coach and volunteer:
Pacific Sport XploreSportz Camps
Mid Isle Soccer Club
Merriman Soccer
Highlanders FC Youth Academy
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