Thank you to Air Rescue
The crew of Canterbury’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter received a special visit today on Monday from a special supporter of the service.
Jirvan Falwasser, 12, decided to raise some money for the Air Rescue Service after having to call on them twice in the same year.
He raised $1700 by selling two calves, making the decision to fundraise following a serious accident in August 2017 where he required the services of the Air Rescue crew after breaking his neck and leg in a motorbike accident while out riding on a farm near Cheviot.
Jivarn made an excellent recovery from his injuries, but shortly after the plate was removed from his leg he suffered another break in a freak ‘bullrush accident’ at school, and was flown Christchurch Public Hospital needing more surgery, this time to insert a wire in his leg.
Although still requiring the use of crutches, that didn’t stop Jivarn from visiting the Air Rescue base this week to meet with the crew that helped him, and to present the donation cheque.
Ashburton couple, Lynton and Dianne Molloy, are now the proud owners of two new calves, and also came to meet the team of pilot Matt Boulcott, and intensive care paramedics Tatsu Kuwasaki and Shane Lynch.
The couple has been supporting Air Rescue for many years.
‘‘It’s such a critical service for our community, and when we saw what Jivarn was doing we decided we wanted to help,’’ Lynton Molloy said.
Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust general manager Rachael McNutt said the donation had been a real team effort.
‘‘From Jivarn’s inspiration and dedication in raising the calves, to his mum and family in supporting him through his two recoveries, and the wider community that have supported the Falwasser family over the last nine months.
‘‘Jivarn is an exceptional young man, and we are very pleased to accept this donation, which will be used to purchase new medical equipment. We would like to thank everyone involved.’’
Jivarn Falwasser, 12, visited the Air Rescue Service to give them a donation of $1,700 after he required their services twice within a year.