Welland, Ontario – The tight-knit community of Welland is in mourning after 11-year-old Colby Collins suffered fatal injuries in a devastating car accident that occurred on Monday, November 27, 2023. The heartbreaking news was shared through a poignant Facebook post, rallying support for the grieving Collins family.
The post read, “Please help support the Collins family. Prayers are needed my friends!! Please keep this beautiful family in your thoughts and prayers. Their beautiful, smart, kind, and sweet 11-year-old son was in a devastating car accident on Monday night.”
In response to the tragic incident, Erika Christian took the initiative to establish a GoFundMe account on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, to aid with Colby’s medical expenses. The fundraising goal was set at $500,000, and as of this writing, $32,878 has been raised from 319 donors.
The GoFundMe statement reads, “Colby Collins – We are fundraising on behalf of Colby Collins, an 11-year-old who is fighting for his life at the Children’s Hospital in Buffalo after being critically injured in a devastating car accident. Colby is a sweet, kind, and caring young boy who loves his family, friends, and his cat Waffles. Colby just lights up a room and makes everyone around him smile.”
Colby’s critical condition has brought the community together in a collective effort to support the Collins family during this difficult time. The outpouring of love and donations demonstrates the impact this young boy has had on those around him.
As the Welland community rallies in solidarity, thoughts and prayers continue for Colby’s recovery, and support for the GoFundMe campaign remains a crucial lifeline for the Collins family.