Welcome to my Cross for LifeFlight Fundraising Page!
This year during the month of August I will be completing the Cross For LifeFlight. I have been a Paramedic in the state of Maine for almost 18 years. This is my passion and I recognize the need to provide quality lifesaving emergency medical care in the state. I have always respected LifeFlight of Maine and the important role they play within the Maine EMS system.
In August of 2020 the important role of LifeFlight became more personal for me. On August 3, 2020 my brother, Matt, was involved in a freak accident while working at his camp in Jackman, ME. He was flown approximately 110 miles from Jackman to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. After almost two decades in EMS, I have had to deliver bad news to many families. I can honestly say that no amount of experience can prepare someone to be on the receiving end of this news.
On August 6, 2020, my brother succumbed to his injuries and passed away. This was honestly one of the most difficult days I have ever experienced and one that has changed my life forever. My career has taught me to embrace the small things in life. Matt’s accident made me realize that life can change in an instant and it is important to live life to the fullest.
Matt was 39 years old, he had a wife, a 10 year old son, and many family and friends that loved him. He embraced life and enjoyed outdoor adventures, especially while spending time at his camp in Jackman with his wife and son. In memory of my brother, I will be biking 110 miles, the same distance he flew in a LifeFlight helicopter. My goal is to complete the Cross For LifeFlight between August 3rd and August 6th, the four days my brother was in the hospital.
Since 1998, LifeFlight has touched the lives of nearly 31,000 critically ill and injured people from nearly every community in Maine. I’m going to make my crossing to support this important cause. Won’t you support it, too? Just click on the “donate” button. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for supporting my efforts, and mostly, for supporting this critically important service.