Organizers of the Weyburn Travelodge Annual Golf Tournament awarded a $5,000 bursary yesterday to a paramedic who serves in both Weyburn and Estevan. The presentation was made at Weyburn Travelodge to Stacey Meuller.
Meuller, who is a mother of three, has been a paramedic in the area for 17 years.
“I’m currently an Intermediate Care Paramedic right now, and I’m upgrading to become an Advanced Care Paramedic,” she said.
“I do distance learning, so it’s online and I go out there a few times and do some clinical out there, and at the end of two years, I’m an Advanced Care Paramedic,” she explained.
Part of the appeal is that Meuller doesn’t have to quit her job to go away to school for those two years.
“It’s a dream,” she said. “This allows me to continue working and have my family and go to school.”
Meuller is halfway through the program and will be eligible for another $5,000 upon completion of her second year. That additional $5,000, raised and earmarked for educational upgrades for first responders, was presented to Weyburn Emergency Services department of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, to be held in trust until it can be presented.