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Help Needed-Finn Ward Fund

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Finn Ward is the son of Edmund Ward, current Missoula Smokejumper Base Manager, and Pam Ward. Finn was injured on the night of May 23, 2006. Following his injury he was in Intensive Care for about two weeks on life support.

As of June 21, 2006, Finn is out of ICU and breathing on his own. He still has a feeding tube in the abdomen, has been able to sit up and stand with support, and continues to make progress.

Starting on June 20, Finn began Hyperbaric Chamber treatments where he is exposed to high concentrations of oxygen. His first treatment went well. A nurse has to be in the chamber with him during approximately two-hour treatments. If things go well, he will receive two treatments a day over the next 20 days. There is every expectation that Finn will recover from his current situation.

Finnís medical expenses have exceeded $100,000 above what the insurance has covered to date.


We now have a local bank account to hold the donations that are being sent to the Finn Fund!

The address for sending donations is:

Donna Morris
21427 Conifer Drive
Huson, Mt. 59846

Please continue to make the checks payable to National Smokejumper Association or NSA and note on memo section of check Finn Ward Fund.

Funds will be used for medical and recovery expenses for Finn Ward. This can be considered a tax-deductible donation.