Help rescue a rescuer. That’s the challenge North Shore rescue is issuing, as they work to help a fellow team member beat cancer.
34-year-old Jay Piggot was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer last week, which will prevent him to continue work while he gets treatment.
Piggot volunteers with the team’s helicopter crew as a SAR medic. He works as a paramedic, but because he’s technically a part-time employee he doesn’t have access to benefits or sick time.
Mike Danks, Piggot’s friend and fellow team member, says they are doing everything they can to help him and his family.
“Jay is in a fight for his life right now, he has a wife and he has two young children, and we’ve been doing everything we can to support him.”
Danks says the support has been incredible
“We are just asking for anyone that has a little bit of extra money to give, if they can do that to make a huge difference in Jay’s family, especially around Christmas. He’s just such a caring and giving, positive person.”
By Sunday evening, the fund had already raised $30,000.
Anyone wishing to donate can visit RescueTheRescuer.ca