Kootenay Ice forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon speaks to media regarding his expected release from a Saskatoon hospital after falling ill with meningitis at the beginning of March, in Saskatoon. At left is neurologist Dr. Gary Hunter, and at right Tim's father Philippe Bozon. Liam Richards/The Canadian Press
Tim Bozon, the WHL player and Montreal Canadiens prospect who was recently discharged from a Saskatoon hospital following a serious bout with meningitis, is now facing a hefty medical bill.
Bozon, a forward for the Kootenay Ice of the WHL, spent one month in the Saskatchewan health care system. It is expected that the medical bill will exceed $100,000.
Because he is from Europe, his health coverage is based upon what his team provides. According to WHL officials, the health insurance carried by the team may fall short.
But Ron Robison, commissioner of the WHL, said the league will rally behind Bozon and his family.
"We're looking to find ways in which we can help the family offset these costs," Robison said Monday.
The league has launched a campaign, inviting the public to make donations to help cover the family's bills.