Baby Iver fundraiser in Courtenay

A Comox Valley woman was inspired by a heartfelt story and decided to offer assistance to a family she has never met.

“After reading the story I just started crying my eyes out. As a promoter I knew I could do something about it,” says Jenny Cowie.

She feels the Comox Valley can contribute to the Baby Iver Fund. She is hosting a by-donation-only concert this Friday at the Mex Pub on Ryan Road. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30 p.m.

DJs Agent Hooper, JPrime, MrMacHimself and a special guest from out of town are donating their time to put on the show.

“We want everybody," Cowie says. "Even if you donate a toonie we would like you there.”

On Feb. 8, Iver Cohen Benson was born in Victoria. His mother Robyn, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on Dec 28 after she complained about a headache to her husband Dylan. Robyn was declared brain dead the next day at Victoria General Hospital.

Hospital staff put Robyn on life support in the hope Baby Iver would mature to 34 weeks, which would give him a better chance of living once out of the womb.

Due to the circumstances, Dylan is not able to work and medical costs are climbing. Dylan started a Baby Iver Fund. with an estimated need of $36,000.

On Feb. 3, the foundation had raised $26,757 and on Tuesday the fund rose to a staggering $107,000. This week the fund climbed past $144,000.


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