Colton Cares: Richardson Student Launches Campaign to Give Back to Hospital

In December 2015, Colton Hasebe arrived at BC Children’s Hospital suffering from an asthma attack. Upon arrival he went into cardiac arrest. Thanks to the quick intervention from the team in the Emergency Department, they were able to save Colton’s life. This came with a cost though; he suffered a permanent brain injury from lack of oxygen, having been unconscious for a full 15 minutes.

Colton, now a Grade 6 student at Richardson Elementary, has worked tirelessly to recover from his injury, and is working to give back to the hospital and team that saved his life.

“I have wanted to do something to give back to the emergency department to thank them for saving my life. I decided that fundraising for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation would be the best thing to do so I set up this fundraising page,” says Colton.

“The teachers, staff, and students at my school have been very supportive and wanted to help me raise money, so together they came up with the idea of doing a school fundraiser which we are calling “Colton Cares”. We will be accepting donations through my fundraising page. Our goal is to reach $10,000 to support the Emergency Department at BC Children’s Hospital.”

This Friday, Richardson Elementary staff and students came together to kick off the “Colton Cares” Campaign with celebration assembly.

To lean more about Colton and his journey to recovery watch the video below. To donate to the Colton Cares Campaign, CLICK HERE.