Thursday, April 7, 2016

Snapshot 6 by Matt Stock

     I think one of the greatest things about being a human is the will to help others. Will Smith said "If you're not making someone else's life better, then you're wasting your time. Your life will become better by making others lives better." I am holding on to my will to help others. I never want to let that go because I feel like that why I was put here on this Earth is to inspire and help people. Here is the story on how I am holding on to helping others.
     I started at Tri-Rivers Career Center in my sophomore year of high school. I had no idea what I wanted to do. One day as I sat in the lunch room like any other day. A kid across the room fell to the ground and began seizing. I didn't see a teacher running but a student running that was in the Public Safety class. The student gave medical aide until the fire department showed up. Later I went to the student and I had some questions " Why did you help that kid?" He responded with the best answer anyone could ever say. "Its what we do. I don't expect any reward or parse. I just love helping people and that's why I put on this uniform everyday." I was so motivated by what he said the next day I knew what I wanted. I applied to the Public Safety program.
     I went in my junior year wanting to be a police officer. I didn't think I was smart enough to be in anything medical. I worked really hard but just could not fall in love with police work. Matt Wells the EMT teacher pulled me into his office "Stock what do you want to do?" I sat and ponder on the questions. "Mr. Wells I have no idea." Then Mr. Wells wrote my name down for the EMT class. I was so scared to start. My senior year came around and the class started. It was very hard and I didn't like it. Now if you ask an EMT when they fell in love with the job they will be able to tell you. Mine was when I jumped on the medic at Marion City Fire department. My first run I had the Medic said "Stock this is your run tell me what you are going to do and do it". After that it stuck! I was stuck to EMS like glue.
      Now I work at Medcare Ambulance in Marion. I still get a big grin on my face and I turn those lights and sirens. I spend a long time with my patients and making them comfortable. I feel like everyone should get a chance to help people because you never know what you'll love.


  1. overall it is very good. One specific thing I liked about it was the very first sentence, "I think one of the greatest things about being a human being is the will to help others". One question I have is do you still enjoy helping people as much now as you did when you first started?

  2. I do I love it. Its hard to see people like this but when you do pull of the impossible and bring someone from nothing to talking and they hug you and thank you it warms your hard.


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