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Published on January 19th, 2013 | by Em Dash

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Skater loses leg to infection

Sheila Hurt-U of Chilliwack’s Voodoo Derby Dollz has suffered devastating consequences from a streptococcal infection. The Abbotsford Times has shared the story:

“On Nov. 17 Julie Barr, an Abbotsford mother of two who skates with Chilliwack’s Voodoo Derby Dollz, contracted an aggressive group A streptococcal infection that forced her onto life support for two weeks just before Christmas.

As part of her life-and-death brush with the deadly bacteria she was given medication that caused her extremities to lose circulation, and just before Christmas doctors were forced to amputate her left leg mid-calf.

She now faces the loss of toes from her right foot as well as parts of her fingers and has had to undergo kidney dialysis.

To help out their fallen sister, the Voodoo Derby Dollz will host a fundraising scrimmage for Barr, a.k.a. Sheila Hurt-U, at the Ag-Rec Center in Abbotsford this Saturday (Jan. 19).”

To donate raffle and silent-auction items, email dollzoffice@gmail.com. Direct donations can be made to TD Canada Trust 0274, account 6445026. 
Email transfers can be sent to vickiebonus (at) telus.net or duke76 (at) telus.net.

For more information, visit the fundraiser’s “Super Scrimmage for Sheila Hurt U #76” Facebook page.

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Em Dash is a skater with Gotham Girls Roller Derby, which she joined in 2008 after a brief stint with Suburbia Roller Derby. She is also a founding member and Editor-in-Chief of Derbylife.com. For more of her writing, check out her new book, Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby. (July 2015) http://www.gutpunchpress.com/

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Em Dash is a skater with Gotham Girls Roller Derby, which she joined in 2008 after a brief stint with Suburbia Roller Derby. She is also a founding member and Editor-in-Chief of Derbylife.com. For more of her writing, check out her new book, Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby. (July 2015) http://www.gutpunchpress.com/



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