Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his health care journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death. In spite of the sadness of Greg’s Story, the message of the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the health care system. We believe the film will resonate with the audience and create a platform for further dialogue. We hope people will feel empowered and challenge the status quo of the current health care system so we all end up with better care and outcomes.
The film was followed by a question-and-answer period with members of Greg’s family.
Teri Price is the executive director of Greg’s Wings Projects, a not-for-profit organization created to honour Greg Price. The organization’s first project is the Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story film. Greg was Teri’s brother and the impact of Greg’s journey through the health care system has led to Teri’s commitment, along with her family, to drive improvements in care. Teri is also a member of Patients for Patient Safety Canada and a founding member of IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health. Teri has a Master’s degree in Disaster and Emergency Management and worked on Disaster Management Programs in Quito, Ecuador, Toronto, and throughout Alberta. The Price family received the Medal of Honor from the Alberta Medical Association and the Patient Champion Award from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute for their work since Greg’s death.
Dave Price is the board chair of Greg’s Wings Projects. He was born and raised as part of a mixed farming family in the area near Acme, Alberta. Dave is one of the founders of what has now grown into the Sunterra Group of Companies. He has been active as a member of a number of different local, provincial and national organizations, primarily associated with agriculture and the production and processing of food, and policies associated with trade and economics in this sector. He also has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Olds College, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Golden Hills School Division. He says though, that his family is most important, and they miss Greg, who died prematurely as the result of multiple failures and gaps in Alberta’s medical treatment system. Dave and his family are working to encourage everyone to be more prepared for partnering in care and to support work improvements at all levels. They share their thoughts and experiences on the health care system through their Health Arrows website and the not-for-profit organization Greg’s Wings Projects. Dave was recently inducted into Alberta’s Agriculture Hall of Fame.