REASON FOR BEING

Draedon Faubert and Family

2022 Field of STARS Very Important Patient

Draedon Faubert

As Draedon Faubert watched his friends and family drive by for his sixteenth birthday pandemic parade, he never imagined the next milestone in his life would be fighting for it.

The next day, Draedon and two friends were in a highway rollover. Because he landed far away from the vehicle, across a ditch, railway track and down an embankment, it took first responders hours to find Draedon. With multiple severe injuries, he was barely alive and desperately in need of critical care.

Luckily, STARS was called to rescue Draedon, and his air medical crew employed multiple tools and interventions to fight for his life enroute to the operating room.

Miraculously, after nearly six gruelling weeks in the ICU (where he and his mother were quarantined, due to the COVID-19 lockdown), Draedon went on to hundreds of painstaking days in rehab, and was eventually able to go home, talk, and later even walk again.

“Draedon’s doctors and care team in Regina and Saskatoon were excellent, working amazing magic to enable him to recover, but none of it matters if he hadn’t make it to them alive,” said Draedon’s dad, Chris. “Because of STARS, our son’s story gets to continue on.”

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ABOUT STARS

The sight of a red STARS helicopter is a beacon of hope for those in their moment of need. Since we embarked on our first mission in 1985, we've been driven by the goal of providing people the vital care they need when they need it the most. Whether it's offering hands-on training to rural medical providers or providing rapid, emergency, medical transportation for the critically ill and injured, we work to anticipate and act when people need our help.

Our fundraising model is unique. We rely on the support of government to help keep us in flight. But to keep us on the cutting edge of critical medical care, we look to key fundraisers like Field of STARS and the support of the business community, individual donors and volunteers. Allies like you.

When you support STARS, you ride along with us on every mission. You put the most advanced tools in our hands. You help ensure our crew receives the top training. Hope only survives when we fight together. And the courage to fight for life is within us all. With you by our side, we are all STARS.

 

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