Baby Named for Humboldt 'Hero' Killed in Bus Crash

Logan Humble Strong honors 21-year-old Logan Boulet
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2018 6:50 PM CDT
New Legacy for Humboldt 'Hero' Killed in Bus Crash
The Boulet family watch as pallbearers carry the casket of Humboldt Broncos' Logan Boulet during an April 14 funeral service in Lethbridge, Alberta.   (David Rossiter/The Canadian Press via AP)

"We want Logan back. But if this is the silver medal, I'll take it." So says the father of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Logan Boulet, whose name will now live on. Kelsey Fiddler, who was 28 weeks pregnant when she saw the junior hockey team's bus collide with a semi-trailer in Saskatchewan and called 911, has named her newborn daughter Logan Humble Strong after Boulet, the team's 21-year-old assistant captain, and the 15 others who died in April. "[Humble] almost sounds like Humboldt. I think it's a beautiful name," 34-year-old Fiddler tells the CBC. "It's a bit of a legacy." Yet Boulet is living on in other ways as the only crash victim whose organs could be donated. They went to six people whom his mother, Bernadine, hopes to meet.

"I'd like to hear his heart and hear that beat again," she says, recalling how she listened to it before Boulet's death at a hospital. Fiddler can empathize, having lost a child to sudden infant death syndrome in 2011, per the CBC. "I know how it is to lose a son." The CBC reports some 100,000 Canadians have signed up to be organ donors since the crash, a spike being referred to as "the Boulet effect"; Fiddler calls him a "hero." Meanwhile, crash survivor Brayden Camrud is gearing up for the upcoming hockey season, which may find him the only returning player to the Humboldt Broncos squad, per the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. His goal: "to represent everybody who isn't here anymore." (See how Canadians at large honored the team.)

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