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Katrina @katrina

possible trigger warning maybe? Hi, I work as a volunteer EMT on my local ambulance a few days a week in 12 hour shifts, three day shifts and one night shift. It’s not often when something SERIOUS serious occurs, but when it does, it really leaves you shaken. It’s like getting a punch to the chest every time you think about it. It’s hard when you’re fresh out of EMT training at the ripe age of 16 and being thrown into very stressful situations when someone’s life is in your hands. I know I signed up for it and I was fully expecting harsh things to happen, but it’s one thing to expect it and it’s a whole other thing to see it in real life. I can’t talk to my family or friends about it, cause they don’t know what it’s like to stare into someone’s eyes and see the light in them get dimmer until you either save them or they don’t make it to the hospital. For someone to look at you and trust you with their life and make sure they live through whatever they’re going through is such a heavy burden. I love being an EMT, and I want to go even farther into field medical work, but some things lay so heavy on your chest that it gets difficult to breathe.

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Bani Singh @banisinghvasir

I salute you for your service Katrina. I have so much respect for those in this profession, you are literally saving lives. It takes so much strength, mentally, to dedicate your life to this. I cannot even imagine how something like this must affect you, but I pray that your strength gets restored, and you find it in yourself to continue this line. Each time your heart is heavy, I pray it finds its way back. My heart goes out to you Katrina.  “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…” ― Nicholas Sparks I hope your experiences of saving lives keep reminding you of how important this is, and how sometimes you can only give your best shot but the ultimate result is out of your control  ❤️

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Simran Patel @simranpatel

I cannot possibly imagine how it feels to experience it for real. We all see these scenarios in movies but to hear it from someone who is doing it, gives a whole new perspective. I’m sure it’s not easy to go through it. But you are really strong. And you’re doing a great job. Helping others is the most noble thing to do and you’re doing it well. Keep at it. More power to you❤️

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