A terrible test has happened to Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Strasnicz during the last week, as the bus that took him home from physiotherapy was shut down by truck.
19-year-old Strasnicz was one of the 13 survivors on April 6, when a bus coach was hit by a semi-trailer north of Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen people died.
Strasnikka, who was paralyzed by the chest in the incident, visits physio four times a week in Calgary.
His mother says he is returning to his home in Airdrie when the incident happens.
His transport bus was involved in a collision. In itself, it would be traumatic for anyone. Ryan and Tom and I (on the other side of his call at SOS), it was devastating, "wrote his mother, Michelle Scars for Facebook.
– The type of extraction – the heart – on your chest – while you are still breathing.
The incident occurred on the shelf entering Airdrie, north of Calgary, last Monday, she said.
She said that the impact of the vehicle was so stormy that she threw it from the wheelchair on the floor.
"More than that, he causes his heavy PTSD to run for overtime, and takes him back to April 6. With that sharp memory in his head, along with another million thoughts, he called his father, and Tom picked up the phone, "wrote Straschnitzki.
"My mind went into a panic mode, in my defense when your child was crying apocalyptically, with the consciousness of his teammates and calling" please live, "Tom was the most useful parent that night, and it was not April 6, it was November, and my nightmare started again.
Tom Strasnickitzky says he has calmed down his son and rushed to the scene of the incident to gather him. Luckily, Ryan was not the worst for wear.
"Okay," he told the Canadian press.
"It was a harder call than April 6th."
Michel Strasticzky, who lobbies for team buses' safety belts, said he hoped the last incident would serve as a warning to drivers who ignored them.
"I would never want to hear another conversation from any of our children like this one. Please be careful. Managing Terms. Follow signs, signs and messages. There is no reward to get there first, "she writes.
"Never make another family go through this absolute HEL, please."