|One of our Alumni of Ice Hockey at SJSU has recently faced a significant health scare over the past several weeks. Ian played fifty games for the Spartans from 1991 to 1995 and has supported the club with fund-raising, alumni game participation, and financial donations several years passed his playing days. Ian contracted a severe staph infection, which has progressed to a critical septic infection and shut down his liver, lungs, and kidneys. After being hospitalized for several weeks, doctors gave Ian a 20% chance of survival. Despite the odds against him, he fought hard and overcame.
Ian underwent surgery yesterday to amputate parts of his hands and feet due to lack of circulation and other complications. Doctors are hopeful that they can save other parts of his hands and feet. Ian is facing several months of a long and grueling recovery and may need more surgeries and amputations.
Ice Hockey at SJSU will continue to show support for Ian, his wife, three children, and the rest of their family and friends. For now, we ask that you donate whatever you are able to give. The burdens of daily medical expenses for the MacKenzie family are heavy and compounding. All of us giving, even if itís only a little, can go a long way in helping this family in need.
Please donate through the link HERE.