At 9am skate-a-thon participants will skateboard from the downtown river front monument "The Spirit of Windsor" train and travel westbound along the path to the Ambassador Bridge then skate back to Atkinson Skate Park. After the closing ceremonies there will be a Game of S.K.A.T.E. along with a Childrens Fun Fair in the park.
At the age of two Donovan was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor which was located in his cerebellum. The brain tumor caused Hydrocephalus also known as "water on the brain" resulting in a permanent VP shunt. He had a tube running from his brain ventricles into his abdomen releasing CF fluid. Donovan was tumor free for 1 year and 4 months, as of February 2010 the tumor has begun to grow again. Donovan has had 4 brain operations, including an EVD (external shunt), a tumor removal, to insert the VP shunt, and another due to infection.
Since the tumor removal, we travel back and forth to London every 2-3 months for a MRI. After the date of the MRI, we then return 5 days later to get the results. Due to the lack of education and equipment here in Windsor, we have to travel to London even for an emergency.
The money raised in the skate-a-thon will go to Donovan and his family to assist in health and travel expenses. Donations will be accepted and appreciated.
Pledge forms are available at:
Hometown Skate Shop - 519-253-1113
Elements Action Sports – 519-977-1121
Friend 4 Atkinson - 519-254-8624
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