Rebecca Arbuckle and her father Jim Arbuckle. (Submitted Photo)

A recent fundraiser has sparked a lot of attention about a local man’s struggle with multiple sclerosis. Jim Arbuckle was born and raised in Muskoka and has lived with MS for the past 17 years. For the past six, he has been permanently confined in a wheelchair. He has a hard time getting around outdoors and his family is raising money to buy him a new wheelchair. His daughter Rebecca Arbuckle shares his story.

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Arbuckle says they found a specialty wheelchair that will help her dad get around outside, but the cost is $15,000 and her family can’t afford it.

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This past weekend the family hosted a fundraising hockey tournament and silent auction at the Baysville Arena and raised $7,327.65. With the tournament and other donations the family has raised over $10,000 so far, but still needs help raising the rest.

To make a donation all you have to do is visit any Scotia Bank in Canada. Once there, you’ll be required to give the following information:

Bank # 652760521981

Transit number # 65276

For more information on the cause email [email protected] or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/576522795759741/permalink/643537632391590/.