Waking Up To A Thank You
By Crystal Gajewski on in News Coverage
This is the reason we continue to bring awareness to our mission. When you wake up and the below is the first email you see, it brings tears to your eyes. Tears of reminders of how our family felt loosing my Dad, tears of Hope, tears or joy, and tears knowing that we are able to help someone who our country has forgotten.
Great way to start my day!! Frank, we will do whatever we can to help you!
May 7, 2013
“On Sept 11, 2001 I was awakened by the screams of my wife as she watched TV and planes crashing into the WTC, I immediately got in my uniform and responded in Scranton PA to my ambulance. Within 12 hours we were deployed by FEMA to Ground Zero. I spent 72 hours straight stationed a few feet from the tragic PIT. I did my job and was damn proud just like every other American that responded. 12 years later I sit at home with cancer and lung issues and PTSD. I am disabled and awaiting assistance from disability and WTC health and Victims Comp. This process unfortunately is long and tedious. And as I wait just like other sick responders the bills rise. My children get hungry, my rent gets behind and utilities get shutoff. WHY? for doing what I love doing. Helping others as a paramedic.
But because of foundations like SKI’S OPEN HEART, who immediately came to my families rescue and sent much needed money we have HOPE now that we are not forgotten. If you are reading this and your heart is softened please continue your support to this foundation. A group of people who are now rescuing the rescuers.