Hayley Wickenheiser, Ryan Reynolds Send PPE To Honour N.S. Shooting Victim

The Canadian celebrities were touched by Nick Beaton's plea to protect health-care workers like his wife.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford drops off face masks to hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser. 
Ontario Premier Doug Ford drops off face masks to hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser. 

Two famous Canadians have heard a man’s plea to protect Nova Scotian health-care workers like his wife who was killed in a murderous rampage.

Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser tweeted Friday that she and actor Ryan Reynolds were touched by the widower’s efforts to carry on Kristen Beaton’s message.

The continuing care assistant with the Victorian Order of Nurses was one of 22 victims of last weekend’s mass killings across northern Nova Scotia.

Nick Beaton has been pushing to make sure his wife’s health-care colleagues have proper equipment to protect them from COVID-19.

After seeing his media interviews, Wickenheiser tweeted that she spoke to Reynolds about paying tribute to the 33-year-old mother.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist says grassroots organization Conquer COVID-19 is working to send personal protective equipment to Nova Scotia in honour of her and her fellow front-line workers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on April 25, 2020.