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WHL player improving, still in coma

Kootenay Ice forward Tim Bozon remains in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon after being admitted March 1 with Neisseria Meningitis.

That from the Saskatoon Health Region, who continue to update the condition of the 19-year-old at the request of his family.

Doctors have indicated his condition remains critical, but stable and improving. He has been in an induced coma since being admitted to the ICU, but doctors are now working to slowly wake him. His family has indicated that Tim has responded to verbal stimuli.

Tim’s parents, Philippe and Helene, have been overwhelmed by the e-mail and social media messages from people around the world showing support for their son. The family is very appreciative and will respond sometime in the near future. The family also wants to express thanks to the doctors and staff at Royal University Hospital for the care Tim has received.

There have been many enquiries from individuals and organizations wanting to make donations to assist the family during this difficult time.

The Western Hockey League (WHL) has established a trust fund to assist the Bozon family with medical and rehabilitation costs as insurance coverage is limited.  Details regarding the “Tim Bozon Trust” will be released later this week. 

The family appreciates the media’s interest in Tim and in helping to educate the community about meningitis.

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