Brad, our son, made a decision a few years ago that put him on a collision course to help those in need. You see, he dreamed of being a nurse.
His goal came to fruition this year when he wrote his qualification exam that confirmed him as a registered nurse. He is working casual at the Pasqua Hospital in a special new unit called Accountable Care Unit (ACU)for those who have long term needs and are therefore assigned a dedicated doctor. He loves the assignment.
But to continue …. his most recent adventure happened Wednesday, August 16 when he was looking after a friend’s dog.
They, Brad and the dog (Odie) were walking around Wascana lake, starting on the south west side. As he passed the old power plant, he heard noise coming from the lake. When he got down close to the shore, he saw what looked like tree branches in the water. Suddenly a head appeared. A man started thrashing before he went under again.
Brad shouted to a passing cyclist to call 911. Then stripping to his shorts, he drove in, swam to the man and pulled him back to the shore. He took care of the man until EMS and the police arrived.
All those years …. swimming, climbing and studying for nursing paid off in spades!
We are so proud …. well done Brad!