Welcome! The Story of an Unfolding Heart is my story. I share it with you so you may find comfort and inspiration that change is possible.
I write this on a painful day. Yesterday, April 15, 2013 at least two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon while it was in progress. Two people died, one an 8 year old child. At least 30 people lost a leg. Also on that day, a local 11 year old girl was kicked in the head by a horse. She passed away the following morning.
To both those events, emergency responders answered the call. If you watched any video of the Boston incident, they are the ones running in while others run away. It’s what we are trained to do. We get to help these patients with missing limbs, concussive injuries, and whatever else happens at the time of the incident. We run into the traumatic shock waves, and absorb the stress. Imagine the impact that has on so many people….
Rob Harrison first set his foot on the path of vulnerability when he became an official student of Tibetan Buddhism. His crash course was on Christmas Day 2011, when as an EMT on duty he responded to a call where a friend’s 9 year old was killed in an accident.
Rob is a Co-Director of a local nonprofit, volunteer firefighter/EMT, student of web construction and remodeling©, Emergency Management¹, Buddhism², and life. He is a writer, and library board member.
¹ = through FEMA on-line courses
² = Longchen Nyingtik with Kilung Rinpoche