LETTER: ‘Let us give thanks for those who rush in every day…’
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader:]
I hardly ever watch any news as I have two small boys that I want to stay innocent awhile longer. However, I was at the mall and went past a TV with news coverage of the bombing of the Boston Marathon. What another scary tragedy and my heart goes out to the families and the victims. It is hard to see anything redeeming in a tragedy like that, it has been easy in the past for me to be angry and scared of human nature and wonder about the world my kids are growing into. Today, as I watched the video, I saw something beautiful in the midst of the tragedy-people running toward the bomb sites. Police officers, medical personnel, volunteer marathon helpers, National Guardsmen and some ordinary citizens running to the blast, pulling the fences and walls down to get to the injured, to save who they could. Most people run away-this is a normal part of human nature. Let us give thanks for those who rush in every day to save our fellow man in the danger zones of our city, state, country, world. I am angry, I want this world to be safe for my kids. But, my faith in mankind is renewed as I watched these brave men and women rush in to save fellow men, women and children. My prayers to those who are injured and to the families to those who are dead.
Kimberlee Yeargin, MD
Loyal B Town Blog Reader
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