#LoveStories celebrates the good people who make a difference. Tell a story about someone who has made your life a little lighter. Better yet, share that story with them.
Many of us have taken a ride in an ambulance, had to make a statement to a police office after suffering at the hands of another or watched firefighters work their magic while we stood by helpless. Then there are all the people who work at the hospital night after night, caring for burn victims, heart attack victims bringing us back to life against all odds. 911 operators, search and rescue, volunteers who lend a hand and so many other people who care that much about all of us!
Emergency workers put their lives on the line for our lives every day. Take the time to share a story about someone who cares so much about strangers like you and me.
Share your story. #sharethelove
My second daughter was born four weeks early in a difficult delivery. She spent the first few days of her life in an incubator while I languished in the hospital my body attempting to recover. Finally, we could go home, both of us well enough to continue without constant medical care.
My daughter was quiet and lackluster when she was not screaming at the top of her lungs. This continued for months and I was worried about her development. Then, at just shy of three months, she acquired a cold. Being so young, I consulted the doctor about her raging fever.
We thought we had it under control.
One night, I woke suddenly and jumped out of bed and turned on the light to find my daughter in her crib having a seizure. I called 911. The firefighters responded first. The huge man in gear that made him look a bit like a monster, picked up my daughter like she was as fragile as Taylor Swift’s heart. With speed and care, he rushed her out, meeting the ambulance and getting us both off to the hospital in what seemed like one swift and graceful motion.
I was in awe. These men and women who knock down doors to save people, also cradle our most vulnerable in their arms. They save us with power and grace that seem opposite but which both live in the hearts of the courageous.
Tell Better Stories
Would you like to tell better stories? Or maybe you would like a safe place to share your story?