Some of you may remember the tragic death of a fellow named Chris who died in a traffic accident in Tainan only a few months ago. The same thing happened to his girlfriend last Sunday. Her family is poor and they need help. Please read the following.
Mods, could you please make that a sticky for just a little while?(Until June 17th) I’m sure many of us would greatly appreciate it. I can’t post links to specific posts on this website btw.
[quote]This was the original message posted on Connect Kaohsiung:
Send Her Home
Jana Mattie was from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. She had lived and
taught English in Tainan for a little over a year when the was
tragically killed in a traffic accident near the corner of YongHua Rd.
and JinHua Rd. early in the morning Sunday, June 11^th , only months
after her boyfriend, Chris, died in a similar manner.
Jana was an aspiring kiteboarder, artist, and guitar player. She was, as
all who knew her will attest, the kindest and most generous of souls.
Now, Jana’s family needs to rely on the generosity of others to help
them give their daughter a proper burial, and to obtain some measure of
closure. Jana’s parents are not financially capable of shipping their
dead daughter’s body home for a funeral. Though the exact cost is still
being worked out, initial estimates come to around NT$300,000 (approx.
So, we are now seeking volunteers to help collect donations.
We are asking local individuals to donate money and for businesses to
add a surcharge to services this week to help send Jana home.
Money will be added to an already established fund to pay for Jana’s
Each business that participates will be thanked in a special feature in
the fall issue of Xpat Magazine.
For more information call Matt: 09 1621 4051
This is the message posted on Connect Kaohsiung from Keith and Dale:
Hello everyone from ConnectKaohsiung,
Our names are Keith Davidson, Dale Baggs and Shane Baillargeon.
We are the creators of ConnectKaohsiung.
Kaohsiung has a very close and friendly group of foreigners
working in this town and we just found out the worst has happened to
one of these people. Hopefully we will never have to deliver news
like this again.
On Sunday morning a young girl from the east coast of Canada was
killed in a traffic accident in Tainan. Unfortunately, and
understandably, her family cannot cover the costs of returning her
body to Canada. That is where we need your help. We are asking
everyone to open their hearts to this family and help raise the
Shane, Dale and I probably know most of the foreigners on
ConnectKaohsiung and we are asking each one of you to give a minimum
of $300 NT. Call us and we will come to your house, school, pub,
etc. and pick up the money. We will keep a record of every person
that donates. We also want to ask every person to ask their school
or company if they could also contribute.
We want to thank everyone in advance. I can’t imagine a worse
situation for this family and your generosity will help soften this
horrible change to their lives.
All donations must be received before this Saturday, June 17.
We will be at the Lighthouse on Thursday night from 10 till 1 if
you want to drop off your donation.
Again thank you Kaohsiung.
Please contact Keith at 0930200445.
Please contact Dale at 0917240206.
Please contact Shane at 0917450101.[/quote]