Cycling from Canada to the USA for the sick granddaughter, her 53-year-old grandfather killed by a truck – Corriere.it

From Paolo Fushi

Jean-Pierre Petit was raising money to support the care of his sick granddaughter. The family decided to donate organs

He decided to put his passion for cycling at the service of his niece Evelyn, illness. So, to raise money for kidney transplant surgery, Jean-Pierre Petita 53-year-old Canadian grandfather who had organized a wonderful little pedaling business: 838 mile bike ride (1349 kilometers) departed on 4 June from Winnipeghis hometown in the Canadian region of Manitoba, A Black Hills, in South Dakota, USA, where there is the famous spring water fountain that is considered a symbol of life. The project ended in tragedy: the man died of his injuries after being hit by a truck driver on the road Interstate 29, less than 30 miles from Brookings, South Dakota.

Jean-Pierre Petit carried a banner with writing We do everything possible He was run over while walking along the white line at the edge of the road. Transferred to hospital in sioux falls, He died shortly after. At the time of the accident he had already collected it 18 thousand dollars. a company fundraising He was told through the Cicle4Eveline Facebook page, where the tragic incident was also announced: The Petit family would like to inform all who have followed Cycle4Eveline’s journey that the wonderful JP – husband, father, grandfather, hero – has given up due to wounds. JP always focuses on the health and safety of others. He has left behind an incredible legacy, which includes his recent support for his son and granddaughter during their kidney donation experience, and then his fundraising plan to support Evelyn’s kidney transplant and other children in need of care. And now, with that legacy, he’s donating his organs to help save more lives. JB’s wife, Carmel, their three children Marquis, Julian and Janek and their spouses and many grandchildren are very proud of JB and they are so grateful to have him in their lives. God gave us the miracle of a man who left a legacy of love, selflessness, and heroism. If you want to honor JP now, give Cycle4Eveline a gift or leave a JP souvenir at Goodbear. Both will continue to support JP’s ultimate goal.

Jun 16 2022 (change on Jun 16, 2022 | 02:28)

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