The Giving

In May, I had the privilege of riding in honor and remembrance of John Echternach, Jr. on the 2013 National EMS Memorial Bike Ride.  John tragically passed away in 2012 from injuries sustained while working a motor vehicle accident during a severe storm.  Last month, John’s son Jeff invited me and others involved to attend the Inaugural John L. Echternach, Jr. Memorial Scholarship ceremony.

John’s family has set up a scholarship fund in his memory for those students pursuing education in healthcare who have shown an extraordinary commitment in service to their community.  The awards ceremony gave Jeff an opportunity to discuss the good work he is doing in his father’s name and allowed me to share our experiences from the EMS Memorial Bike Ride. Continue Reading →