“We were approached in mid-March by our WestJet Cares for Kids partner Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada and their agency partners,” the company writes on their blog. “The idea they brought forward was to surprise a dad, who stays behind in one province working to support his family and caring for one son, while his spouse and sick son are in another province receiving treatment. They didn't need to ask us twice – we were all in for this Father’s Day surprise.” WestJet trained one of their own employees so that this dad could take time off to go see his son, all the while not having a clue, he even trained the WestJet employee himself!
Marc Grimard and his son Mathieu were able to go to Edmonton to go visit his wife and his son, Joel, who suffers from a congenital heart condition. Such a beautiful surprise!