Aida Valles shown with her two daughters. Facebook photo
Port Hope, Ontario

Family appeals for help for mother in ‘coma’

The family of a woman who was taken ill while visiting her daughters is launching an appeal to help pay for her medical expenses.

Aida Valles came as a tourist under the Super Visa stream to visit daughters Jem and Jannel in Port Hope when she was taken ill. She was admitted to the Peterborough Hospital where she remains in life support, according to a Facebook post.

Port Hope is about 109 kilometres east of Toronto.

Since she did not have medical insurance, the family could not afford to pay for her ongoing medical expenses.

A Valentine’s Day fundraiser is being held on Feb. 13 at the Masonic Lodge by a group -Filipino-Canadians and Friends of Port Hope. Organizer Juvy Ling told The Northumberland News that they hope to raise money through admission and donations.

“We are hoping to raise some money through entrance fee and donations at the event,” she said.

The event, a dance, potluck and fashion show, is on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 54 Toronto Rd., Port Hope.

Call: Teresa 905-376-4705, Ling at 905-372-3066 or Jannel 905-269-3091.

People can drop off donations at Wing Qing Buffet, 53 Peter St. Port Hope.