STARS helicopter is responsible for saving over 500 lives
The charitable non-profit organization STARS has been operating in Manitoba since 2009 and many people like 21-year old mother Amanda Legault and her child have thanked their lucky stars for that. Legault in April of 2009 crashed into the side of a potato truck while driving to visit a friend in Altona, and it was with the help of STARS she was able to get free from her wrecked vehicle where she suffered from life threatening injuries.
“The only thing I know for sure is how grateful I am that STARS was in Manitoba that day,” says Legault. “I wonder if I would be alive if it wasn’t for their rescue.”
Legault is just one of over 500 who have benefitted from the aid of STARS and because it is a charitable organization people like Amanda Legault will never have to pay for their flight bills, instead they depend on government funding and community support to operate 24-7, 365 days a year. One way to raise the funding needed is through the STARS lottery campaign. With purchasing a ticket not only are you eligible for one of 3,255 prizes combining a total value of over 2.7 million dollars for more information on this lottery that runs to August 14, you can visit www.starslotterymanitoba.ca.
There are many obstacles that can get in the way when traveling on the ground and that is why this red helicopter that is an airborne ICU can and should bring people comfort but one never knows what could happen but as long as STARS continue to see the funding they need lie through their lottery campaigns, everybody involved wins.