Congratulations to our previous client, Gus Thorne, for his recent win at the Canadian Blind Sports Lawn Bowling Championships. Gus has moved forward with positivity after a near-fatal accident to prove that injury does not define the individual.
With his recent win, Gus has qualified for the World Championship of Lawn Bowling for the Visually Impaired in South Africa in March 2017.
Six years ago, Gus was in a motorcycle accident in which he lost his sight. He was in a coma for three months, had over 25 surgeries, and had to re-learn everything.
While recovering, he found lawn bowling. A lifelong athlete who played rugby, football, and lacrosse in his younger days, Gus has applied his love for sports to a new one. Lawn bowling has given him back self confidence, independence and a positive outlet for his energy.
Gus is aware that getting to the World Championship will take some fundraising. His goal of $12,000 is underway to being funded, and some local fundraising events are currently being planned as well, including a beer and burger night at the Windward Pub in Nanaimo on January 12th.
KazLaw is pleased to contribute $1000 to Gus’s campaign and we all wish him success in his quest to become a world gold medalist at the exciting international competition to come.
To help Gus and Don on his journey to South Africa, you can donate here.