On Saturday, March 25th, 2017, a group of us from The Mikey Network had the honour of attending the retirement party of our good friend, Garrie Wright. Back in 2003 when we started The Mikey Network, we knew we wanted to help people suffering cardiac arrest by placing as many MIKEYs (defibrillators) as we could. What we did not know, was how we were going to do that.
Garrie was incredibly helpful in those early days and beyond. Without his knowledge and can-do attitude we would have had a far more difficult time navigating all of the regulations and politics involved in getting AEDs in public places.
Garrie was a trailblazer in the EMS community and his decades of work in the Paramedic Services, including the Cardiac Safe City program, has changed thousands of lives for the better.
We’re honoured to count Garrie amongst our friends and wish him the best in his well deserved retirement. We’re sure it will be a great new adventure.