Donna

Former co-worker week continues…

From “Rescuing Providence” Chapter 1, page 12

“The crew of Engine 3 assisted us as we loaded the patient into the truck. I noticed that Donna was not with them. She was helping load a motor vehicle accident victim into the rescue a few weeks ago. While lifting the stretcher into the back of the truck, she heard and felt a “pop” in her sternum area. Further tests indicated the presence of a growth behind the breastbone. She is a great kid, one of the few women on the department and very well liked throughout the job. We deal with sick people all day long with detached efficiency, but when it’s one of us, the reality of our vulnerability hits home. This job has a way of making you feel invincible; untouched by the sickness and suffering we surround ourselves with daily. It seems inconceivable that one of our own may have succumbed to something only “other” people have to deal with. I hope she is all right.”

Looks like she’s all right!

http://www.firerescuemagazine.com/articles/print/volume-12/issue-3/features/my-story.html

3 Comments

  • Hi I’m a fire fighter in a small town in Georgia. Sass fire fighters and ems personnel we come across challenging situations every day of our jobs not expecting some of those same situations hits one of our brothers are sisters that’s out there putting their lives on the line everyday. We come together as a vid family we will be united as one.

  • William K. says:

    SO, WAS she “all right?” Growths can be harmless or deadly, and we are told nothing at all about the results or discovery. So please finish the tale.

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