The parents of a Humboldt Broncos crash victim received the city’s greatest honor on Friday.
During a ceremony at City Hall, Mayor Brian Bowman presented Bernadine and Toby Boulet with the keys to the city.
The ceremony commemorated her decision to donate her son Logan Boulet’s organs after he died in the April 2018 freeway accident.
“It’s hard to imagine how difficult this time has been for the Boulets, but their commitment to Logan’s legacy by continuing to raise awareness about organ donation is nothing short of inspirational,” Mayor Bowman said.
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Logan was a registered organ donor prior to the accident. He was inspired by his mentor and coach Ric Suggit, who was an organ donor before his death.
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Logan and Suggit’s organs saved the lives of six others.
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After Boulet’s offer was announced on April 7, 2018, around 150,000 people registered as donors. This is the largest known number of Canadians registering as a result of an event known as the Logan Boulet Effect.
From then on, April 7 became known as Green Shirt Day to honor all families and victims of the crash.
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“We still sometimes consider it our loss,” said Bernadine Boulet.
“Things like this really show us how far-reaching and how important our story and what we do is to so many people.”
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