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Vancouver Fire First Cause Boot Drive
July 09, 2016

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BENEFITING: Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society

EVENT: First Cause Ride

EVENT DATE: Aug 20, 2016

Kevan Ramsden

THE STORY:

Hello family, friends and lovely humans! As most of you know, just over a year ago I decided I wanted to begin a career as a first responder; more specifically, a firefighter. This is a decision I did not take lightly. I knew I wanted to help people and serve my community, although I also had to make sure I was mentally prepared for the traumatic and stressful events I would encounter throughout my career.

I moved to Sun Peaks Resort last October to pursue this goal. I started working as a ski patroller and volunteered for the local fire department. Currently, I am participating in the Work Experience Program with Sun Peaks Fire Rescue.

It is easy to overlook the emotional stress that plagues first responders as they are often perceived and expected to be immune to horrific experiences. However, the unfortunate truth is that the majority of first responders are not immune and will suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their lives. In fact, 64 first responders have committed suicide in Canada since the beginning of 2015.

This is unacceptable.  

I decided to do the First Cause Ride (147 km) to offer support for those suffering from PTSD and also fundraise for the advancement of programs designed to prevent PTSD from developing after critical events. Furthermore, I believe it’s important to raise awareness of this condition and erase the stigmas associated with mental illness. First responders should feel comfortable talking about critical incidents that have affected them and this starts with support from the community they serve everyday.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could donate to my fundraiser page. If you are unable to donate, a great alternative would be to read more on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and become educated on what some of the first responders in your community may be going through.

Have a spectacular summer!

 

Much Love,

Kevan 

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$2,125

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • KEVAN RAMSDEN

    $620

  • Kathy Camporese

     

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Karen Hoover

     

  • Hilda Hoover

     

  • Ellen Ramsden

    $40

  • Jacob

    $10

  • Molly

    $10

  • Kyle and Mat

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Simone Fattouche

    $15

  • Lauren Nixon

    $25

  • Casey Sampson

    $25

  • Brenda and David

    $50

  • Kristen Blake

    $20

  • Sigrid and Jeff

    $100

  • Mark gallant and hector

    $10

  • Lucy

    $100

  • Bernardette Ramsden

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Paisley and Steve

    $50

  • Keep on Kevan' on

    $10

  • Maddy, Mi & Riv

    $25

  • Farmer's Market

    $75

  • Grandpa and Jacque

     

  • Brian Cooper

    $25

  • Gabe

    $50

  • Christina and Meganne <3

    $50

  • Nicole Poelzer

    $20

  • Dave Allworth

    $50

  • Evan and Jess

    $50

  • Brandon Smith

    $26.83

  • Red Leader

    $29

  • Luke

    $25

  • Kalen

    $50

  • Andrea Campbell

    $50

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97% Raised of $2,200 Goal

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Donor Comments

Andrea Campbell

Andrea Campbell

DONATION: $50

great cause. best of luck reaching your goal :) 2 years ago

Kalen

Kalen

DONATION: $50

One love Rambo! 2 years ago

Luke

Luke

DONATION: $25

Thanks for your support to PTSD. Good luck! 2 years ago

Red Leader

Red Leader

DONATION: $29

2 years ago

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

DONATION: $26.83

Kevan Ramsden is a very strong willed, forward thinking individual; who encompasses and embodies the true nature of what anyone would expect "First Respondmentation" to be . I am confident that Mr. Ramsden will achieve his goal and use this platform as a spring board towards future success. 2 years ago

Evan and Jess

Evan and Jess

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dave Allworth

Dave Allworth

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Nicole Poelzer

Nicole Poelzer

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Christina and Meganne <3

Christina and Meganne <3

DONATION: $50

Yay go Kevan! 2 years ago

Gabe

Gabe

DONATION: $50

You're the man, man! 2 years ago