When a Hero Breaks…

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It’s a hard picture to look at. I know, I’ve seen it all over my Facebook news feed for a day, and every time I see it my heart breaks a little…
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The picture is of an ER doctor who just had to pronounce a 19-year old patient dead…
Somewhere in the world there is a family that is crushed.
Somewhere in the world there are friends who are mourning.
As tragic as that is, this picture hits me because you are literally seeing the moment when a hero’s heart is breaking. ER doctors have what I would consider to be one of the hardest jobs on the planet. They hold life in their hands every single day, and as fleeting as life can be, sometimes those lives slip through their hands like grains of sand. It’s easy for us to forget what these men and women go through every day.
Seeing the cracks in their armor makes them human. These warriors fight for the lives of strangers like the bravest of soldiers, and in moments like this one, even the bravest of them falls.
Take a minute today to not only appreciate your life, but the lives of the people that take care of us…

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