Boy who received a bear five years ago donates birthday money to buy bears for other children
Mason Ferguson visited pediatric department of Kingston General Hospital in time for the holidays

Just in time for the holidays, Mason Ferguson got to make a very special delivery to the pediatric department of Kingston General Hospital.

Mason Ferguson used his birthday money to buy bears for patients of KGH pediatric department


In June of 2013, Mason and his grandmother were involved in a motor vehicle collision. Mason was treated on the scene by Frontenac paramedic Dan O'Grady and his partner. Luckily, Mason didn't have to be taken to hospital.

While assessing and consoling Mason on the scene of the accident, paramedic Dan gave Mason a bear. Frontenac Paramedic Services (FPS) carries bears in all of their ambulances for just this purpose.

For the past five years, Mason has kept his bear "Dan" by his side. A couple of months ago, Mason's mother Tracey Ferguson contacted FPS as he wanted to use his birthday money to buy more bears for other children like him.

This week, Mason came to the Pediatric Care Unit of Kingston General Hospital to make his donation and tour the unit. This specialized pediatric unit provides care to children from birth to age 18.

On behalf of Frontenac Paramedic Services, Chief Paul Charbonneau made arrangements to have Mason presented with the silver National Heroes: Paramedics coin as a token of appreciation for his exceptional level of compassion. The coin was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint commemorating Canada's paramedics.



National Heroes: Paramedics coin