A Thought About Helping Newtown, by Oma

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On December 15th, my blogging friend, Oma, wrote a moving post about the tragedy in Newtown, CT. As a police officer, Oma relates to the first responders with first hand experience. What follows are his words. Please take a moment and read his thoughts. I hope you’ll reach out to the first responders in Newtown, too. One week, two weeks, even months later, they need our support. They never forget.

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The Fire Station

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My day began much like Alexander. At least, that’s how I felt. After a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night, I felt I was facing a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. And to top it off, I had to take my son to his class field trip.

Joe’s class was taking a tour of the local fire station. Joe had first hand experience with this particular station, too. One morning, when Joe was around  3 yrs old, I was trying to wake him up for daycare. I could not wake him. I dialed 911, the firemen came to our house and drove Joe to the emergency room of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Joe was fine, and the doctors attributed his extreme lethargy to low blood sugar. Continue reading