Life os to short for hatred

May 24, 2011
By noahcampbell7 BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
noahcampbell7 BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
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Have you ever had a moment where it causes you to choose a decision
in your life that affects your future? I experienced one of those when
I saw someone die for the first time. When you look at the world
around you, you’ll see how much life is filled inside it, but when
that life is taken away, you look at the world differently. I respect
those who save people’s lives including my dad.
It started one night when I went to my dad’s work. He works for PMT
Ambulance Company so I wanted to see what it was like at his job. We
arrived in Scottsdale about 4 O’ clock and within ten minutes we got a
call about a car accident. We arrived on the scene, but fortunately no
one died but we transported someone to the hospital with a few broken
bones. For the next few hours, my dad made me wait at the station and
eat dinner. He came back and half an hour later we went on a call that
changed everything.
It was about 8:30 at night, and we were going on a multi-car crash
call. We were the first on the scene and my dad and his partner Sarah
rushed to one of the victims. My dad immediately helps one person as
Sarah and other paramedics rush to the others. I’m watching in the
seat as my dad tries to start the man’s heart again. I wanted to rush
out and help but my made me promise him that I would stay in the
ambulance. I then watched as Sarah tried to stop the profuse amount of
bleeding upon a woman’s head, arm, and a leg but unfortunately she
bleed out.
I refused to watch anymore and then we left, transporting a patient
to the hospital. Once we got back to the station, I asked my dad if I
could talk to him. We went into another room and I asked, “How come I
had to stay in the ambulance? I felt like I could’ve done something to
help out there.” He said, “I used to feel the same way as you do,
and that’s why I took this job.” I looked at him and said, “It looks
like this job has affected you a lot.” He said, “There comes a point
in your life when you’ll make one decision that decides the rest of
your life.”
With this night, I wanted to give life to people so bad that it
helped me decide to become a surgeon. With what happened, I felt like
a little kid watching my friend getting hurt into a fight and you have
to decide whether or not to step in and help. Although I may never
know the person, whether they deserve to live or die, I want to be
there to help those who deserve to live no matter what.

The author's comments:
I thank my dad every day for what he does out in the field of his work.

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