Peter Zissis was putting something into the trunk of his car and everything changed in a split second. Another car collided with the parked vehicle behind him, pinning him between and crushing both of his legs. Peter was rushed to St. Joseph’s Health Centre Emergency Department where he had extensive surgery to repair the injuries.
It was a long road back to recovery and while receiving treatment at the hospital, he saw posters for Cycle 4 St. Joe’s. Joining this ride was his goal to strive for and he began training.
Just one year after his accident, Peter took part in Cycle 4 St. Joe’s–his first time on a bicycle outside of his house. He was so inspired to do more that he joined the cycling committee and is now a co-chair. And he continues to inspire others to take up the challenge.
“I’ve been the beneficiary of much care and attention from many people at St. Joe’s,” he admits. “I ride in Cycle 4 St. Joe’s because I know firsthand how much we depend on having great care in our west-end community.”
Peter, along with many others, is riding as a West End Warrior on September 20th. It’s not too late to join or support our riders.
Please click here to sponsor Peter, or any participant or team in this year’s Cycle 4 St. Joe’s. Your donation will help create needed spaces like building a new Emergency Department.
Visit Cycle4StJoes.ca for more information.