Today (April 7) is Green Shirt Day in honour of the Logan Boulet Effect.
Logan was a member of the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos, who died in the crash involving their bus on April 6, 2018. He had registered as an organ donor five weeks before the accident. Six people ended up benefiting from his organs and thus was born the Logan Boulet Effect.
The impact of Logan’s decision to register as an organ donor really can’t be measured, and it is apparent that this movement is only gaining in momentum as time moves on.
Dorothy, my wife of almost 49 years, benefited from a kidney transplant in September 2013, so is well aware of the importance of organ donation.
She is preparing to take part in her eighth Kamloops Kidney Walk and thought it only fitting that she launch her 2021 fund-raising drive on Green Shirt Day.
“Organ donation means a lot to me, obviously,” Dorothy said, “and the awareness that Logan’s awareness brought to it means so much. Getting my 2021 fund-raising started today is something that I really felt moved to do.
“So . . . here we go.”
As was the case a year ago, the 2021 Kamloops Walk will be held virtually on June 6, along with numerous other Kidney Walks throughout B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to gather and walk as we used to in 2022.
In the meantime, if you would like to support Dorothy on her walk, you are able to do so right here.
Thank you and, please, stay safe!