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Roller derby scrimmage supports teammate

Julie Barr, a.k.a. Sheila Hurt-U, a roller derby player for the Chilliwack VooDoo Derby Dollz at a derby in 2011.  - Jenna Hauke
Julie Barr, a.k.a. Sheila Hurt-U, a roller derby player for the Chilliwack VooDoo Derby Dollz at a derby in 2011.
— image credit: Jenna Hauke

The Chilliwack Voodoo Derby Dollz are hosting a fundraising scrimmage on Saturday, Jan. 19 to raise money for a teammate who was on life support for two weeks.

Julie Barr, who goes by the roller derby name Sheila Hurt-U, came down with a Group A strep infection that put her into intensive care. She came off life support before Christmas, but the treatment to save her life led to the amputation of part of her leg, as well as some of her toes and fingers.

Proceeds from the event will go to Barr, a wife and mother of two, to help make her home more accessible. Skaters can register to participate for $25 and spectators are welcome by donation.

The event will be held at 2:30 at the Ag-Rec Centre in Abbotsford.

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