North Shore Rescue has started a crowdfunding campaign to help save one of their own.

34-year-old father of two and rescue team member, Jay Piggot, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. Jay works full time with the B.C. Ambulance service, but is classified as a part-time worker and therefore isn’t eligible for health benefits.

From the crowdfunding page:

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.

We, being Jays 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.

Donate to help a North Shore hero in his time of need here.

At the time of publishing the campaign has raised over $62,000. Best of luck to Jay and his family.



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