While working on assignment I was called in to work a stabbing. The victim had a horrible injury. We were able to do an emergency surgery and stabilize the patient until the life flight could get him to a larger facility.
As I was transporting the patient to the helipad, his mother came up to me and gave me a hug, thanking me for saving his life. Honestly, it brought tears to my eyes because it is so rare that we actually get to see what a difference we have made to someone’s family. And that little old lady hugged me so tight.