The mother of young skier who lost his life after a violent fall on the slopes of the Bromont ski resort posted a long post on her social media in which she provides an update on the drama that took away her 14-year-old son.
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In her publication, Caroline Fortin first wanted to thank the population for the wave of sympathy and love during the death of her boy.
She wanted to report the facts: her son, Médrick Marion, was a great sportsman. Although he mainly played hockey, he had been putting on skis occasionally since he was a child.
Used to water skiing in the summer, Ms. Fortin says her son was by far the best skier in the family and the most helpful.
However, it was due to a rare and serious complication that the young man lost his life on December 30.
“He was on his first day of skiing in 2020. He had skied with ease all morning. He was wearing a completely new helmet and equipment purchased from a specialist shop under the guidance of an expert. In the sports we practice, we do not neglect safety. In his fall, Médrick fractured his femur which caused pulmonary fatty embolism. This rare and often fatal complication caused his heart to stop, ”said his mother.
The young boy’s death caused consternation at the popular Montérégie ski resort. A police investigation was launched following the accident.
In addition, the Marcellin-Champagnat secondary school attended by the young victim made a point of rendering him a man shortly after his death and announced that psychological help would be offered to his colleagues and friends.
The victim’s mother concludes, despite the difficult ordeal, on a hopeful note: “Medrick was so happy with skis in his feet. So, do like him, take a bite of life and enjoy skiing! ”
Here is Caroline Fortin’s full message:
“I want to thank the whole population from the bottom of my heart for this wave of sympathy and love which is helping us through this terrible ordeal. As an important step in my mourning, my mother’s heart wishes to take stock of the facts surrounding this tragic accident.
First of all, Médrick was a great sportsman. With two hockey players in the family, we rarely had the opportunity to put on skis in the winter. But we’ve done it a few times since we were 2 1⁄2 years old on PD days or less busy weekends. Since the age of 6, Médrick had spent part of his summers with water skis on his feet on Lake Magog. He was by far the best skier in the family and above all, the most comfortable. Water skiing was one of his great passions.
Since you don’t die at 14, don’t die skiing and don’t die of a fracture, here are the facts of December 30, 2020:
– He was on his first day of skiing in 2020. He had skied with ease all morning.
– He was wearing a helmet and completely new equipment purchased from a specialist shop under the advice of an expert. In the sports we practice, we do not neglect safety.
– In his fall, Médrick fractured his femur which caused a pulmonary fatty embolism. This rare and often fatal complication caused his heart to stop.
We would like to thank the team of patrollers from Bromont, the ambulance attendants and all the staff at the Granby hospital. We know that all involved have done their utmost to save our great colossus. Medrick was so happy with skis on his feet. So, do like him, take a bite out of life and enjoy skiing!“