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Crowdfunding campaign started for Max Keeping's hospitalized son

Dan Champagne hopes the fundraiser will reduce some of the financial stress that has come along with the personal and medical stress for Holley and his wife, Emily Cameron.
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Shane Holley (left) and his adoptive father Max Keeping.

The late Ottawa news anchor and philanthropist Max Keeping was known for his charitable efforts, earning himself a Gemini Humanitarian Award in 2003.

Now, Dan Champagne, long time friend of Keeping's and the former vice-president of the CHEO foundation, is calling on the community to return the generosity.

One of Keeping's five adopted sons, Shane Holley, has been in and out of hospital since he was a teenager with bowel disease. In July, Holley was rushed to Kingston General Hospital with a severe case of ulcerative colitis, according to Champagne, and has remained there ever since.

After several surgeries, Holley is now intubated and in a medically induced coma.

To help the family through the difficult times, Champagne set up a crowdfunding campaign to help Holley's family keep the lights.

"I'm asking the community to do exactly what Max asked his community to do a million times," said Champagne on The Sam Laprade Show.

Champagne hopes the fundraiser will reduce some of the financial stress that has come along with the personal and medical stress for Holley and his wife, Emily Cameron.

To date, the campaign has raised over $8,000 of its $25,000 goal.

"I'm thrilled," said Champagne. "It's lovely that the community is rallying around his son."

The fundraiser for Holley and Cameron can be found on GoFundMe.

Listen to full interview with Dan Champagne on The Sam Laprade Show below.

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