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Edmonton Dad braves the cold to raise over $40,000 for Stollery Children's Hospital

Edmonton Dad braves the cold to raise over $40,000 for Stollery Children's Hospital
From Global News - January 14, 2018

Peter Burgess endured a week of brutal cold to raise over $40,000 for the Stollery Childrens Hospital.

Burgess began his annual oudoor campout on January 5 and endured over a week of dangerously cold temperatures with wind chills into the mid minus 40s.

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His goal was to raise $15,000.

At the end of journey Saturday evening, he announced on Twitter he had surpassed his goal.

Money raised through his camping initiative will go towards purchasing less-invasive ventilators for the pediatric ICU transfer team.

Burgess has been raising money for the Stollery for several years now- a cause very dear to his heart.

Peter Burgess daughter, three-year-old Elan, passed away from unknown complications 10 years ago.

I got a phone call from our daughters daycare. She was having trouble waking up from her nap, Burgess said on Wednesday. My wife went to pick her up and when she got there, Elan was having seizures.

She was taken to the Stollery Childrens Hospital. Burgess said he watched as the physicians rushed to save Elan.

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