Monday, July 18, 2011

Paramedics Take Cancer Patient on a Special Trip

KATU-TV of Camas, WA has a story that will hopefully take our minds off the depressing news this blog has been reporting lately.

Jim Orr has been fighting advanced melanoma for more than a year. He loves coaching his son’s little league team, but his treatment often takes him out of the game.

This past June was the last time he visited the field, although it wasn’t a planned trip.

He was getting a ride in an ambulance to get another round of radiation treatment when he met paramedics Della Bornman and Dan Carlton.

He jokingly asked them to swing by his son’s baseball game. After working out the details, the two paramedics made a detour and granted Orr’s wish.

“We thought it would be a great experience for Jim, maybe a healing experience for him, give him a little more motivation,” Bornman said....

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