Tim Bozon family facing large medical bill

Tim Bozon, the WHL player and Montreal Canadiens prospect who was recently discharged from a Saskatoon hospital following a serious bout with meningitis, is now facing a hefty medical bill.

Former Kootenay Ice Hockey player has medical bills of more than $100,000 not covered by insurance

Tim Bozon and his father spoke to media at the Royal University Hospital Friday. (Peter Mills/CBC)

Tim Bozon, the WHL player and Montreal Canadiens prospect who was recently discharged from a Saskatoon hospital following a serious bout with meningitis, is now facing a hefty medical bill.

Bozon, a forward for the Kootenay Ice of the WHL, spent one month in the Saskatchewan health care system. It is expected that the medical bill will exceed $100,000.

From the WHL:

"[Tim Bozon] will have more rehabilitation after he has been discharged from hospital and the medical costs are already far exceeding the insurance coverage. People are encouraged to make contributions to the Tim Bozon Trust Fund at any Bank of Montreal in Western Canada or through the Western Hockey League Office in Calgary."

- WHL News Release, Mar. 28

Because he is from Europe, his health coverage is based upon what his team provides. According to WHL officials, the health insurance carried by the team may fall short.

But Ron Robison, commissioner of the WHL, said the league will rally behind Bozon and his family.

"We're looking to find ways in which we can help the family offset these costs," Robison said Monday.

The league has launched a campaign, inviting the public to make donations to help cover the family's bills.