Photo by Tim van der Kooi Vernon’s Bernie Jaeger (in wheelchair) is participating in the ALS Society of B.C. Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Bernie Jaeger

Jaeger up for Challenge

Vernon’s Bernie Jaeger is participating in the ALS Society of B.C. Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

Vernon’s Bernie Jaeger and the ALS Society of B.C. are participating in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge that will last until June 30.

Before ALS put him in a wheelchair, Jaeger was an active man who described himself as a workaholic when it came to his jobs as a taxidermist and a big game outfitter.

Jaeger has come to terms with living with ALS and is dedicated to lending his positive attitude in helping others who also suffer from the disease.

“I often say I’m not dying of ALS,” Jaeger said. “I’m living with ALS.”

Every $1 donated to the registered charity will be automatically entered to win an additional $10,000 to be drawn on Canada Day, July 1.

The proceeds raised from this challenge will go to the ALS Society of B.C.’s patient services, which will provide support to those living with ALS.

The ALS Society of B.C. said that with the $10,000 they would be able to: service 10 power wheelchairs, send 10 child ALS patients to Camp Alohi Lani, and provide 89 medical appointment trips to those unable to provide transportation themselves.