Windsor Honours Humboldt Broncos Logan Boulet
About 50 people took part in a Windsor event to honour Logan Boulet, the Humboldt Broncos player who donated his organs following the horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan.
Boulet died of his injuries a year ago and his family donated his organs so six people could live.
A Green Shirt Day event took place across the country including at the WFCU Centre on Sunday.
Maureen Lalonde, 59, received a double lung transplant on September 27, 2011 and attended the event.
"It is unfortunate that we are here because of the Logan Boulet effect, but he did a wonderful thing by donating his organs and I wouldn't be here today if somebody didn't donate their organs," she says.
She says events like these are filled with mixed emotions.
"I'm grateful of my donor's family but then also I know that they are grieving at that time too, so you are here for both."
On April 6, 2018, sixteen people were killed and thirteen people were hurt when the bus crashed into a transport truck after the driver of the truck failed to stop at a stop sign.
Windsor is 155 out of 170 communities in Ontario when it comes to the number of people registered. The provincial average is 33%, while Windsor sits at 30%.
In 2018, 23 people in Windsor received a life saving organ transplant.