Sunday, May 29, 2011

Another Powerful Story About Courage and Dedication Through Adversity to Help Others

Here is another link about the tornado that hit St John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO.

http://www.mercy.net/joplin/stories-of-mercy/45-seconds

This article was written by one of the ED docs who survived the destruction by taking cover with a nurse under a table in a room without windows n the ED. He and other medical professionals and EMS workers immediately began helping the injured people. Methane gas was leaking, they knew the dangers and still persisted in working to help those in need. I think they are heroes.
Volunteers came in from the surrounding communities and from other states.

Thank God for people with such courage, compassion for their fellow man and dedication.

A couple of posts down I provided a link to an article in which the orthopedic surgeon was interviewed about continuing to operate even though the OR was being slammed by the tornado and he had to operate manually with only a flashlight providing light in the dark OR, while everything was coming in on them and they were standing in water.

I didn't realize they lost the hospital and yet the one across the street had minimal damage. I always thought hospitals were built to withstand hurricanes and tornadoes. And ... I've always assumed people were safe in a largely constructed brick building. I know of someone visiting down south that when there was a threat of a tornado ...they took refuge in the hotel they were staying in.

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