Coquitlam woman trying to deliver get well cards for bear attack victim
Bear attack at popular Coquitlam park in August left 10-year-old victim with serious injuries
A Coquitlam, B.C., woman is searching for the young victim of a bear attack so she can deliver several get well cards from the community.
In August, a 10-year-old girl was mauled by a bear near a popular Coquitlam trail and hospitalised with serious injuries.
Danielle Tadman was saddened by the news and started collecting get well cards to pass on to the girl and her family.
"I kept thinking how traumatizing it must be for someone of her age to go through something like that and how isolated she might be feeling," she said.
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Hoping more people would contribute to the effort, Tadman invited the community to send in letters as well.
"There were so many people that had actually been lying in bed awake at night thinking about this little girl, and everybody wanted to have a way to send their love," Tadman said.
Since the girl's name hasn't been released by police, Tadman is now trying to track down the young victim's family so she can deliver the cards.
"Now I'm just in a situation where I'm trying to get the cards to the family," Tadman said. "I reached out to the schools and to the hospital, but of course everything's so private."
In the meantime, the letters are being collected at Northside Church in Coquitlam. Tadman says anyone wanting to send in a card of their own can mail it to PO Box 78106.