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2022 Healthcare Hero: Fraser Weir

Winner Category: First Responder Employer: Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Title: Pediatric Critical Care Flight Paramedic Return to honoree page
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Fraser Weir has been an EMS for almost 30 years. He’s spent 17 years as a paramedic and the last five years as a pediatric critical care flight paramedic on Yale Children’s Hospital Critical Care Team.

What has been your significant contribution to your organization in the past year?

Sitting with a family, I overheard a conversation about wanting to take their child to the beach one final time. They had been told it was not possible. With my team’s help, I was able to organize the trip for the family. They were able to spend a few hours with her at the beach. With the help from multiple departments and Make a Wish, it was a successful day. The child passed away a few days later.

Tell us about a challenge in your job that you were able to overcome.

The biggest challenge is working with sick and injured children — processing the emotion to be more compassionate and dedicated to my job.

Personal side:

City of residence: New Fairfield

Favorite way to relax: Spending time with my daughters

Hobbies: Golf

Favorite movie: “Lord of the Rings”

Currently reading: “The Way of Kings,” by Brandon Sanderson

Favorite cause: Make a Wish Foundation

Fun fact: I spent 25 years as a lighting technician on Broadway shows and tours.

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