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Our friend Jay, a North Shore Rescue member and BCAS paramedic, was recently diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is a loving husband, a father of two little boys, and faces financial hardship. Please donate and help us rescue this dedicated rescuer.

Jay Piggot, our amazing friend, was recently diagnosed with a rare and hard to treat form of cancer in the vicinity of his liver. This cancer, known as cholangiocarcinoma, has resulted in a relatively large tumour which is currently inoperable. Jay's medical team hopes that after an intensive round of chemotherapy, that the tumour will shrink sufficiently to allow surgery to remove it. 

Jay is a dedicated volunteer with North Shore Rescue, and serves on its elite helicopter rescue team as a SAR Medic. He is also a budding primary care paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service. Unfortunately, even though he has worked full-time hours, he is still classified as part-time, and thus is not eligible for benefits, sick time or disability. While he is undergoing treatment and recovering, he will not be able to work. Given the need for chemotherapy, and the surgery to follow, it could be upwards of a year before he is back at work.

This is where things get very tough. Jay and his wife Denise, have two young boys aged 6 and 9. The older of the two has recently received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and requires significant support both financially and from his family. The loss of an income, no matter how temporary, will be devastating to this hardworking, caring family. We want to make sure that this is one stressor they don't need to worry about.

Jay Piggot is a man who puts others first, and has saved many lives both in his role as a medic with North Shore Rescue, and as a paramedic with the ambulance service. He embodies the motto of "so that others may live." Jay has risked his own life many times, so that complete strangers might live and be reunited with their families,

We, being Jay's North Shore Rescue family, would like to create a sizeable trust fund that can be utilized to cover family expenses, medical bills, and allow him to focus 100% on fighting the cancer. Every donation will make a difference to his outcome. He is in for the fight of his life, but we can all have his back.

Help us, Rescue this amazing Rescuer, and donate to the Jay Piggot Trust Fund established through BlueShore Financial.

For more information, visit www.rescuetherescuer.ca

This fund is not directly associated with North Shore Rescue, and there is no tax receipt issued. 

All funds are deposited into a trust fund with Blueshore Financial. Three NSR members, including a professional accountant, will manage the discretionary trust. Disbursements will be made according to the wages Jay would otherwise have earned and any incidental costs associated with his treatment (including medications not covered by MSP). A further goal will be to maintain a contingency to cover any costs associated with alternative or out-of-province treatment that may be required and not covered by MSP. Any left over funds once Jay beats this will go towards taking care of Jay’s children.

Jay receiving his team jacket after completing his member in training period

Jay and the crew training with 442 squadron

Jay and his son doing some aviation photography

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