I know, April 8th is a few weeks away.
Easter Week is unfolding, kids will have some time off of school AND there’s a provincial election in the works.
But, planning ahead is a good thing, don’t you agree.
Today, I had a brief chat with a young man who is originally from Melfort, Saskatchewan. He is currently enrolled in post secondary education in Newfoundland.
Kurt Ferguson is a member of a very elite group of persons. They have one very impressive and important, life-saving thing in common. STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society).
I am right under the STARS flight path and have a clear view of the landing pad at the Regina General Hospital. I have blogged about this on a number of occasions. The value of STARS is immeasurable.
Only through the stories of the Very Important Patients do you realize that in a moment you too could be that person being transported to the nearest facility, where your life can be saved.
The shock trauma helicopters are equipped to operate as an ICU; including portable ultrasound, defibrillator and whatever other emergency procedures are needed to sustain life (blood transfusions).
Saskatchewan’s general populations will never need to use STARS, however there is also that percentage that will. Since the inception of STARS more than 3,000 missions to 300 plus communities across Saskatchewan have taken place.
Saskatchewan’s total road surface is 160,000 km – enough roads and highways to circle the equator four times. That’s a lot of surface for motor vehicle collisions to happen. Now consider the vastness of this province covered by prairie grassland, bands of dense forest, farm land, lakes and rivers. The potential for danger is looming!
THE STARS GALA, ” NIGHT with STARS”, needs your support. Make a point of purchasing your Gala Ticket for April 8th at the Delta Hotel, Regina.
$150 per person or $1,600 for a corporate table. This event also includes Saskatchewan’s Jess Moskaluke, a fantastic dinner with many auction items AND your opportunity to meet Kurt Ferguson and his team of doctors as well as the STARS team that saved his life. Kurt’s story is incredible.
Call Vanessa at 306 564-7939.
Information from STARS plus the Saskatchewan Government Highways web pages