The Logan Boulet Effect

Do you know who Logan Boulet was and what the Logan Boulet Effect is? If you don’t that’s ok I didn’t either, but by the end of this blog I hope you do and I hope you will be inspired to register to be an organ donor.

Logan Boulet was 21 years old member of the Humboldt Bronco hockey team who unfortunately was one of the 16 killed in the horrific crash on April 6, 2018. I did not know Logan but I have met his team mate Kaleb Dahlgren one of the 13 survivors and author of the book Crossroads, his story of tragedy and resilience as a Humboldt Bronco. I highly recommend reading it.

Logan is described by Kaleb in the book, ” as one of the most selfless people I’d ever met…He would never pass up an opportunity to help out a teammate or a random stranger in need. Before he died he had signed up to be an organ donor. He’d spoken to me about it briefly and we talked about the impact you can have on people, even when you’re gone….I saw how Logan’s selflessness had actually kept other people alive. It’s an amazing gift. Today, people talk about the Logan Boulet Effect – and how the lives he saved carry on in his absence.”

Logan helped save 6 lives with the donation of his organs and inspired 150,000 Canadians to sign up in the days that followed the crash. Truly inspiring from a 21 year old hockey player to have the foresight to register to be a donor and also tell his family.

In Canada, almost 90% of Canadians say they support organ donation, but only 32% have actually registered their intent to donate. So today, I ask you to register and inform your family of your intentions. We can all make a difference even after we are gone.

3 Comments

  1. Lisa Wicks on April 12, 2021 at 6:43 am

    Fantastic reminder of the impact that all our lives can have. Out of something so tragic, good has come.

  2. Lora Dobson on April 12, 2021 at 8:09 am

    You know this email arrives and I was looking up last night about the book Crossroads and read up on google all the 16 people who passed including Logan Boulet last night. I have been signed as an organ donor for years.. will read this book. May be a good book for book club!

    • Carol Ploen-Hosegood on April 12, 2021 at 8:11 am

      I just finished the book, my husband is reading it now. It’s good, lot’s of great life lessons from a very young man who has experienced so much.

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