UNITY - The 2020 Team Saskatchewan Scotties skip, Robyn Silvernagle, announced she and her husband Chad were expecting for the fall. However, when baby arrived several weeks early a release was posted on the Team Silvernagle Facebook page stating that baby Kolt was facing some health challenges.
Family, friends and fans have rallied to support Robyn and her family.
Kaitlyn Wallace, of Unity, started a GoFundMe page https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-baby-kolt to help encourage financial donations to help Silvernagle and husband with the expenses that lie ahead during Kolt's treatment.
"As most of you know Robyn and Chad gave birth to Kolt Matthew Guidinger almost six weeks early. This little guy has an incredibly tough road ahead but is such a little fighter. He was born with an incomplete esophagus and surgery has successfully reattached it. Kolt will undergo heart surgery between four to six months of age. Kolt is so lucky to have such strong parents to support him."
This crowd funding page is looking for donations to help cover the costs of additional travel, food and accomodation expenses the family will incur so they can focus on bringing Kolt home.
Twin Rivers Curling Club in North Battleford also shared a post from Brett Barber who is also fundraising with a burpee challenge and for every $10 donated, she will perform one burpee on Oct. 15. Barber says that Silvernagle, her husband and baby will continue to spend time between Jim Pattison Children's Hospital in Saskatoon and Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alta., for Kolt's treatment and care.