Thursday, April 02, 2009

Godspeed,to a fellow nurse.

Godspeed to Jerry Avant,Jr, who died last Sunday in the nursing home shooting in NC.
From Nursing home 'hero' laid to rest

We who are nurses in long term care have dealt with irate family members and visitors in the course of our career, but I doubt that many of us have ever given thought to how we would react to someone coming into our facility shooting.

From what I've read? Jerry Avant, Jr. didn't hesitate, but tried to protect his patients, and lost his life in doing so.

John 15:13 "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (NIV)

Godspeed, sir, and may you rest in peace. Keeping your family and friends in my prayers,
and also the families and friends of those who were lost with you

from the A look at the 8 nursing home shooting victims

and God bless Officer Justin Garner
Officer who ended N.C. rampage hailed as hero (from

All of us last Sunday who were working when the news about the shooting first came out, went home that day asking ourselves "what would we do, if such a thing happened where we work?"

I would hope we would have the courage of a Jerry Avant,Jr. or a Justin Garner.
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