Fundraiser set up for WA Rally Chaplain
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Western Australian Rally Chaplain, Kim Van Keule, who is about to undergo major surgery.
Kim has struggled with diabetes in recent years and has been in and out of hospital trying to sort out the issues with infections in his right foot, that have come from diabetes.
Unfortunately, despite the best medical help, the problems with his foot have not and are not likely to be resolved. On September 1, Kim will have an operation to remove his right foot and lower leg.
“He has accepted the medical decision and is confident that once the operation is over and he has recovered, his full health will return. The total healing process, including rehab and the fitting of a prosthetic lower limb and foot, will be around 12 – 15 months,” says good friend Terry Mann.
“As a sport we can’t help medically, but we can help with his mental health and mental recovery and to that end we can get together and ensure that he gets back out in the field doing his vital work for our sport, as quickly and as practically as he can.
“The immediate goals are to raise funds to pay for hand controls for his car and the upgrades needed; an all-terrain gopher and trailer, and some funding to help through the next year until he gets back to some sort of employment.
“That is why we are setting up a GoFundMe page,” Mann added.
To assist with funding for Kim’s recovery, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kim-van-keule039s-recovery
RallySport Magazine wishes Kim all the best for his surgery and recovery.