Surrey man Doug Nickerson, whose dying wish is to see his elderly parents in the maritimes is the subject of a trending campaign. (Photo: Submitted)

Helping a Surrey lifesaver to see his dying wish come true

Surrey man with dying wish to see elderly parents is the subject of a trending campaign

A Surrey man with a dying wish to see his elderly parents in the maritimes is the subject of a trending campaign with a goal of $10,000 to see his dream come true.

Doug Nickerson, known as “Little Doug,” has been credited with saving the lives of more than 130 overdose victims along Whalley’s 135A Street by administering naloxone — which reverses the effects of opioids — to them.

Sadly, he is now in need of help himself. Diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, he pines to see his parents in Nova Scotia. Happily, in four days, 170 people raised $8,312 by donating to the campaign.

He certainly has his fans.

“Love this man to the moon and back,” Erin Schulte commented on the website. “He was one of the original folks to carry Narcan and administer it. He has blessed my life in more ways than he will ever know. If anyone deserves this it is him. Getting him home is the greatest gift anyone could ever give him.”

READ ALSO: He has rescued more than 100 from overdose

Sarah Stockall, account coordinator with GoFundMe’s PR agency in Canada, North Strategic, said Nickerson “has been on disability and has limited income to afford this trip.”

Fundraising organizer Lori Taylor Capozzi said she is “beyond humbled” by the generosity” shown to Nickerson.

“I had no idea it would take off like this,” she told the Now-Leader. “It’s blown me away.”

Capes wrote on the gofundme page that Nickerson’s mom is 91, frail and suffering from lymphoma and his dad is expected to be in hospital for at least three months after falling and breaking his pelvis.

The money raised will help pay for Nickerson’s flights, or train fare, as well as meals and cab rides to the hospital, she said.

“Whatever he needs. Doug has never asked for anything, he has always been a helper/giver. It’s time to give back.”

Stockall said the money raised will also buy him some new clothes and shoes, and cover his memorial service.

Just Posted

Double graves coming to Surrey civic cemeteries for the first time

Surrey council approves cemetery bylaw changes, which will also allow upright headstones

Cloverdale’s Christmas shopping kicks off with Ladies’ Night Out next week

Check out Cloverdale businesses, vendors, and more Thursday, Nov. 30

Where are Delta’s missing salmon?

Cougar Creek is seeing lower-than-usual returns of spawning salmon. The Blob may be the reason.

Harvie Road in Surrey closed early this morning after reports of shots fired

Surrey RCMP say they retreived ‘some evidence’ on Port Kells road this morning

VIDEO: ‘Glow Christmas’ opens for the holiday season

Massive Langley light show features 500,000 lights

Dead rats on doorstep greets Summerland mayor

Two rodents have been delivered to Peter Waterman’s doorstep

False killer whale ‘Chester’ dies at Vancouver Aquarium

He was found stranded near Tofino in July 2014 and only had a 10 per cent chance of making it at the time

Cougar confronts man in Clearwater

Clearwater resident Barry Joneson had a close encounter of the cougar kind

Panda picks Argonauts for the win

Giant panda at the Toronto Zoo picks Argos to win Grey Cup on Sunday

5 to start your day

Highway 1 still closed after mudslides, union cries foul over education assistant shortage, and more

Black Friday fervour wanes as some consumers, retailers shun practice

Some businesses are choosing to opt out, while some shoppers are turning to buying online

Stay safe on B.C. roads this holiday season

RCMP warn drivers to plan a safe ride home or suffer the consequences this holiday season

Trudeau apologizes to excluded residential school students

PM makes statement to former students in Nfld who were left out of previous compensation, apology

Most Read