The page attributes the following comments to Eugene himself: “Maybe the best analogy I can give you is that I’m the goalie in net, focused on the puck and trying to figure out where the next shot is coming from, and if there’s any chance of deflections, while everyone in the stands are on the edge of their seats going crazy because it’s out of their hands.
“I will win this damn game! Might not be a shutout, but I will win this game, don’t you worry.”
Carson said Eugene and Cynthia Roach were ‘hesitant’ about an online fundraiser being started in their name, but “they were able to accept that there are lots of people who love them and want to be able to help in some way.”
As of 10:30pm on Saturday, 57 separate donations had been made using the GoFundMe page.
Eugene, a singer-songwriter, released an album earlier this year which he debuted at a Yellowknife launch party in June.