Grade 2 students at Dr. Gerald B. Probe Elementary hosted an assembly Thursday, using the opportunity to show their fellow students about the importance of organ donations.
Every month one grade of students informs the rest about a specific topic.
Bernie Boulet – mother of late Humboldt Bronco Logan Boulet – teaches Grade 2 at the school.
She and her colleagues initially thought the assembly would be about Easter and giving, but given that Green Shirt Day was just a couple days away, they decided shifting the focus would be a perfect fit, as it was close to the one-year anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus collision and Logan’s death.
“Sometimes you look at it and you think, that was already a whole year ago and how fast it has gone,” Bernie Boulet said. “Sometimes it seems like you didn’t want that time to go that fast.”
The Canadian Transplant Association and Canadian Blood Services teamed up with the family and Global News to mark April 7 as Green Shirt Day, promoting awareness around organ donation.
Bernie noted the act of signing an organ donor card was something not talked about regularly, even in her home.
“My husband (has) talked about the fact that when he and Logan had the conversation in the summer of 2017 about organ donation, he just kind of didn’t want to talk about Logan’s mortality and Logan was ready to talk about that,” she said.
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The Boulet family is hoping Green Shirt Day continues to spark discussions about organ and tissue donation at dinner tables across Canada.