Darrell Moulsdales suffered a severe head injury from an incident Saturday, April 27. (Photo contributed)

B.C. man recovering from mysterious head injury hoping to find out what happened

A Go Fund Me has been set up to aid Darrell Moulsdale with expenses related to his recovery

A gofundme has been set up for a Vernon man with a serious head injury, the circumstances of which are currently unknown.

Around 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, Darrell Moulsdale was walking home with some groceries when something happened to him that resulted in a smashed in skull, seizures, bleeding, and a major brain injury.

Some speculate he was attacked, others believe it was caused by a fall. A passerby found him and called for help.

“We are grateful for this kind stranger who pulled over to help. She and a few others are why he is alive right now,” said Pam Fraser Grimm, a friend of Moulsdale. “We have set up a Go Fund Me to help cover costs for him and his family who are trying to get here from Ontario.”

According to Grimm and his Go Fund Me page, Moulsdale does not recall what happened. He moved to Vernon from Kelowna about six months ago to work as a welder. Friends explained that he won’t be returning to work until his head and injuries are healed and hoping his memory and abilities return.

It has been over a week since the incident occurred and friends of Moulsdale said their main goal is to seek witnesses of the incident, which took place on the 2500 block of 32nd Ave. Anyone who has any information regarding the incident is asked to email tntfraser@gmail.com.

“I should really state our hope is for an appeal for anyone who might have seen what happened. We have no idea how he got such a severe head injury,” said Grimm. “Medically, it would be helpful to know if he passed out or was having a seizure prior to falling or did the fall cause the seizure?”

Moulsdale is still currently being treated at the Kelowna General Hospital.

“He is out of life threatening stage but has a long road of recovery ahead. He is struggling with his walking and speech, deaf in his left ear and his vision is impacted. He won’t be able to live independently or return to any kind of work for some time,” said Grimm.

She also noted that the donations from the Go Fund Me will cover his living expenses to keep his home, for travel expenses for his family to come from Ontario, as well as upcoming medical expenses that won’t be covered by benefits.

As of Tuesday, May 7, the Go Fund Me had raised over $2,600 towards their final goal of $6,000.

Anyone interested in donating can visit, gofundme.com/zdefvy-help-darrell-recover.

Related: Stranger allegedly grabs girl by arm near Vernon school

Related: Vernon RCMP seek witnesses of suspicious fire

To report a typo, email:
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com
.



Follow me on Twitter @BrieChar
Email me brieanna.charlebois@vernonmorningstar.com
Like us on Facebook.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Northbound lanes re-open along Malahat after small rockslide near Goldstream

Drivers asked to use caution, clean-up crews have finished on-site

Port Alberni cat stars in national fundraising calendar

Jax the cat was one of 13 pets selected from nearly 45,000 entries

BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs move game to Parksville due to ice rink closure

Prince George and Bulldogs to battle it out Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Oceanside Place

Port Alberni language pole becomes ‘spiritual journey’

Funding shortfall could prove to be saving grace for project

Abortions rights advocates urge Liberals to turn politics into policy

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was pressed to clarify his stance abortion over several weeks

Rowing Canada, UVic investigate celebrated coach for harassment, abuse

Lily Copeland says she felt intimidated and trapped by Williams

Cleanup in the works after tanker truck fire leads to oil spill in B.C.’s Peace region

The province said the majority of the spilled oil likely burned away in the fire.

Fisherman missing near Lake Cowichan’s Shaw Creek

Family is asking for everyone and anyone to keep their eyes open,… Continue reading

BC VIEWS: Action needed on healthcare workplace violence

While we’ve been talking about it, the number of B.C. victims has only grown

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care

Dr. Day said he illegally opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996 in order to create more operating-room time

MacLean says “Coach’s Corner is no more” following Cherry’s dismissal from Hockey Night

Cherry had singled out new immigrants in for not honouring Canada’s veterans and fallen soldiers

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Poole’s Land finale: Tofino’s legendary ‘hippie commune’ being dismantled

Series of land-use fines inspire owner Michael Poole to sell the roughly 20-acre property.

Most Read