As you will all be aware by now John Oliver was hospitalised yesterday, and underwent a first operation last night to address his intestinal problem. He is stable and sedated in ICU and will probably undergo a further operation in the days to come.
John’s situation is complicated by the fact that he does not have medical cover for this unexpected complication. His club NCC, KNCU and CSA are contributing as they can but will be well short of the anticipated cost of his stay in hospital.
John has touched many people’s lives throughout their careers as paddlers, and if anyone wants to make a contribution to the KNCU Fund set up to help John it would be greatly appreciated by John and his family.
Acc name: KwaZulu Natal Canoe Union
Pietermaritzburg branch – Code 057 525
Acc no: 052 280 853
Ref: John Oliver Fund
KNCU accountant Walter Ulrich will oversee all transactions on this account.