Well-Known Port Credit Community Member Suffers Severe Head Injury in Costa Rica


Published November 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm


Friends are rallying around a beloved and active member of the Port Credit community and restaurant scene who was seriously injured in a tragic accident in Costa Rica.

Recently, the operators of popular PC hotspots Door FiftyFive and El Jefe took social media to spread the word that Andrew Quillie, owner of the local Permanent Vacation clothing brand and active member of the community, suffered a severe head injury while on a surfing trip in Costa Rica.

Quillie’s friends have established a GoFundMe page to cover mounting medical expenses for the community leader and future father (the GoFundMe page indicates he’s expecting a daughter).

The GoFundMe page says that on Tuesday, Nov. 21, Quillie suffered a skull fracture and internal bleeding.

“Quillie had to be transferred to multiple hospitals and care centers within Costa Rica, and most recently was airlifted to San Jose where he underwent a procedure performed by a neurosurgeon and is currently in critical but stable condition,” the page reads. 

“Quillie does not have medical insurance to cover these costs. Treatment in Costa Rica comes at a price, especially when neurology is involved. He has already incurred considerable costs from the treatment, which are now amounting to more than any individual’s personal means. We need to come together to ensure Quillie receives the best medical attention possible, and gets home safely and quickly.”

Quillie’s loved ones are asking for help to cover his soaring medical costs and assist with his recovery.

“Quillie’s family, friends and future baby girl are asking for your help to ensure he gets the best treatment possible,” the page reads. “This will be a long road to recovery. In addition to the current treatment and expenses, we also need to plan ahead and ensure we have the coverage for ongoing medical expenses and rehabilitation.”

Those familiar with Quillie might recall that he has organized massive pumpkin carving contests in the Port Credit area. The contests involve a host of local businesses and proceeds go to charitable organizations.

 For more info on the fundraising campaign, click here.

Update:The Go Fund Me page has revealed that Quillie succumbed to his injuries. Friends are family are asked to check the page for funeral details.

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