I have been in rather constant communication with two of the first responders that helped save my life. I was telling David how amazing it is to know the people that saved me. I remember them, but usually you figure; they do their job and that’s where it ends. Not so in my case. Laying there in the ditch as they tried to keep me awake I talked to them about so many things: my son, my journey, and of course my vital information.
In reply to the message I sent David, this is what I got in return and he has said that I can quite him and use it here to share with all. These are his words, while I may have corrected the appreciated “online speak such as u, ur, etc like we so in texts)…
Hi Ursula! I’m glad you got the shirts…more to come for sure.
The day of your crash was a crazy day for us and one I will never forget. Ed and I were on our way back from Centuria, Wisconsin we were out there helping in the search for a two year old boy who had been missing overnight. We were on our way back when our pagers went off requesting our fire dept for a car vs motorcycle. We were about 7 mins away so we made it there in good time. When we pulled up we saw Anthony’s car and some people standing on the road. Ed was the first one over to see you laying there. Ed turned to me and said get down here! Im an EMT on the ambulance service that responded so I have more experience with traumas. I’m the one that kicked Anthony out of there so we could treat you. With your injuries I knew we needed a helo and told Ed to drop his radio and get down there and help me. Because we were in our personal vehicles we only had a small ditch bag with us. Once the cops got there we started covering your leg with trauma bandages. We started oxygen and put you on a back board. At this point we had a few other fire people with us and a supervisor with the ambulance had arrived. We got you in the ambulance and I put a tourniquet on your leg. You were losing far too much blood and without it I’m not sure you would have made it. The ambulance crew started IVs. I was the one who gave the helo medics the update on you. I helped load you in the helo and you were off. After you left I had to sit for a minute. Even though I do this for a living it still affects me and you really touched me when you told me about your son. I just kept thinking about my mom. She passed away 10 yrs ago and I didn’t want your son to lose his mom. Most people think that EMS and fire folks save lives everyday they go to work. It don’t work that way. Most of our calls are basic stuff or the people are beyond saving. I’m so glad that we were there to help you! We are family and I want nothing more than to give you a hug and chat. Stay strong out there. We love you!! David xoxo
Jamie is not in the picture because she was taking it, but she too was in the scene with me.
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