Thank you being here, the story below from Jayme Erickson is where we will start…
“It is with a heavy heart and profound, unimaginable sadness that I must write this to inform my friends and family of the sudden and horrific loss of my daughter, Montana. We are overwhelmed with grief and absolutely gutted. The pain I am feeling is like no pain I have ever felt, it is indescribable.
My worst nightmare as a paramedic has come true. On November 15, at 430pm my partner and I got dispatched to an MVC just west of Airdrie. Upon arrival we found two patients with injuries, the passenger being trapped and critically injured. I sat in the car and tended to the critically injured patient, doing whatever I could while fire extricated her. STARS air ambulance took over patient care once we got the patient out and flew her to FMC. My shift was over and I went home. Minutes after arriving home, my doorbell rang. My life was changed forever. RCMP were at my door, to inform me that my daughter had been in an accident. The critically injured patient I had just attended to, was my own flesh and blood. My only child. My mini-me. My daughter, Montana. Her injures were so horrific I did not even recognize her. I was taken to FMC to see my baby girl, and was informed her injuries were not compatible with life.
Today we officially said goodbye to my little girl. I cannot help but be angry for the short amount of time I was given with her. 17 years was not long enough. Although I am thankful for the 17 years I had with her, I am shattered and left wondering. What would you have become my baby girl? Who would you have been? I will never see you graduate and walk across the stage, I will never see you get married, I will never know who you would have been. I love you more than anything in this world (yes, including the goats my girl!). I will cherish the memories we made and the time we had together. I am shattered. I am broken. I am missing a piece of me. I am left to pick up the pieces and expected to carry on.
Love with all your heart. Hold those close to you. Make memories. ‘If you’re going to love somebody, hold on as long and as strong as you can… til you can’t.’”
This family has collectively served as Advanced Care Paramedics for close to 30 yrs, they are selfless, kind and so loving! As Sean and Jayme begin to rebuild a life without their beloved daughter we want to be there to help them through and ease any financial stress they could possibly imagine. These will be hard times to wade and we want their future free of financial hardship- wether its taking time to heal, building their beloved farm, or helping Montana’s legacy live on and have this to fall back on years down the road. This is an endless healing journey.
Thank you for being here, truly.