Monday, October 10, 2011

Gratitude for Race EMTs!

After the Patriots Half I was treated to some very helpful medical intervention. A few days later it dawned on me that it didn't cost a dime yet made the rest of the trip/day/weekend enormously better. Traveling home in a cramped-up ball would have been no fun for anyone.

I tracked down the folks who provided the EMS support for race day and sent them a donation and hand-written note of gratitude. The amount is pretty paltry, and I'd like to do more, but I feel good that I at least did something and recognized the help that they provide. I appreciated the personalized note back, "we're glad we fixed your cramping problem"!!

I'd like to do more but right now it seems like the only person we know making money is our mechanic, thanks in large part to us. If you can believe it, over the last week, we have had to have BOTH cars (van and truck) towed and BOTH needed a fuel pump. How's that for luck?! Good that race season is over and we can sit home and spend no money. But I digress.

Thanks to all the EMTs and EMS personnel who stand ready to save lives and put so many of us back together after we tear ourselves down.