A Haida Gwaii family is kayaking down the B.C. coast to raise ALS awareness.
Katie Borserio succumbed to the disease last December, three years after being diagnosed with it.
Her son, Luke, says generous support from the community and other organizations allowed Katie to stay at home during her illness.
Borserio says they want to give back to the community and support groups that helped them through their difficult time.
Luke along with his brother, father, and uncle will depart from Prince Rupert on Saturday and paddle their way down the coast to Victoria by June.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, prevents the brain from controlling the body.
A link to their GoFundMe page can be found here.