Sports Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Jacob Wassermann ‘forever grateful’ for support
Spanish cancer survivor stays behind as 300 students return to Spain from Canada amidst pandemic
As a plane full of international students was scheduled to make their way back to Spain from Canada early this morning in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, at least one student who was supposed to be aboard stayed behind. "I was in a state that I didn't know what was going to happen, now I am 100 percent sure that I am not leaving and that I am safe," 16-year-old Uxia Manso said. Manso, a childhood cancer survivor, was supposed to be aboard a charter flight out of Toronto's Pearson Airport scheduled to leave at 12:30 a.m. on Friday, along with 300 other students heading back to Spain.
Jacob Wassermann marked the second anniversary of theby issuing a statement of gratitude.
Wassermann was one of the 13 injured when a semi-trailer truck collided with the Saskatchewan junior hockey team’s bus on April 6, 2018. Sixteen others died.
In his statement to Global News, the former Broncos goalie thanked those who sent donations and messages and kept him and his teammates in their thoughts and prayers. Canadians and people across the world expressed their support with gestures, including leaving hockey sticks on their porches.
1 dead after car crashes into Princes' Gates in Toronto
One person is dead after a car crashed into the Princes' Gates at Exhibition Place in Toronto on Monday afternoon, Toronto paramedics say. The crash happened near Strachan Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard West. Toronto police were called to the gates, the entranceway to Exhibition Place, shortly before 2 p.m. One person was found dead in the car, according to Nicole Rodrigues, deputy commander for Toronto Paramedics Services. She said there was no one else in the vehicle.The age and sex of the victim was not released.Toronto police said the car exploded and caught fire.
“Every act, no matter how small you thought it was, did not go unnoticed and I am forever grateful for all the support we have had,” the statement reads.
Over the past two years, Wasserman said he has chosen to be private and focus on healing mentally and physically. The crash left him with a broken back, and he is now paralyzed from the waist down.
Since the bus tragedy, the former Broncos goalie said he’s adapted to what he calls his “new normal.” He has moved into his own home and started taking classes at the.
“After all this time, I found it important to look back and recognize how far I’ve come,” his statement reads.
Wassermann works with a trainer to maintain his physical fitness, particularly for his role on the Canadian national adaptive water-skiing team. He’s looking forward to western and national tournaments in Alberta, along with provincials in Saskatoon this summer.
In an interview with Global News, Wassermann said he’s spending the anniversary of the crash at home in Saskatoon with family. Leading up to April 6, he exchanged a few messages with his Broncos teammates.
“It’s obviously hard and it’s in the back of your mind, but you just have to try and be thankful for the people around you and take it day by day,” he said.
'You never leave your wingman': Husband plans parade for his wife after news her cancer treatment is working .
On Sunday, nine-time cancer survivor Dionne Warner and her husband Graham decided to do one of the few things we're allowed to do outside these days: go for a walk. To her surprise, numerous cars had lined up on her street, complete with signs and honking horns and even a bagpiper. Her husband had organized the parade for her, five days after incredible news from her oncologist: all her tumours had shrunk. "This isn't a walk," Dionne said with aTo her surprise, numerous cars had lined up on her street, complete with signs and honking horns and even a bagpiper. Her husband had organized the parade for her, five days after incredible news from her oncologist: all her tumours had shrunk.