FIRST, I AINT GONNA CRY! 😩😩
NEXT, I will try and sum into words exactly what this young woman means to me!
But first, let's go wayyy back.
It was September 28, 2008. I was involved in a bad accident: car vs. ambulance (private company). Our ambulance was totaled, my partner and I as well as the driver and passenger of the other car were transported to the hospital. My WORST FEAR was being in an accident. Fate would have it that she happened to be driving by while working on an FDNY ambulance that day. We did NOT know each other before then. I was suppose to swear into the FDNY the NEXT day and swore I wouldn't go. I was too afraid. Ambulance accidents are some of the worst motor vehicle collisions you'll come across. This woman spoke to me for over an hour, convincing me to STILL show up and swear in as an FDNY EMT. She told me I could conquer this fear and that everything would be alright, she would NOT let me give up and didn't leave my bedside (in the Pediatric ER at that! I was 20) until I told her that I would show up, she went above and beyond. I SHOWED UP the next day 9/29/08 and swore in as an FDNY EMT!
She has CONTINUED over all of these years to go ABOVE AND BEYOND! With her advice, kindness , and wit she's an overall inspiration. One of the STRONGEST and MOST HUMBLE women I know. Fellow Harlemite, Mother of 4, sister, friend, EMT, Paramedic and now I'm so proud to call her LIEUTENANT!!!! CONGRATS on your promotion! You're insanely deserving!
She has no idea I'm waiting for her at her graduation with a bouquet of the finest flowers!!😜Don't make me cry woman!
This woman saves LIVES! She surely was and is a helping hand in mine! PLEASE PLEASE tag her y'all and WISH HER CONGRATULATIONS ----> @muggle_medic I LOVE YOU! #fdny #lieutenant #fdnyems #emt #paramedic #blackgirlmagic #blackexcellence #motivation #inspiration #promotion #careerwoman #blessed #favor #nameste #bgki #motherhood #harlem