Our daughter is a nurse at Freeman and was on her way to work May 22,2011. She called us on her cell phone and said can you hear that? She had to pull over because it was hailing so bad she couldn’t see the road and that is what probably help save her from the tornado that day, because the route she drove was the same one the deadly tornado traveled that afternoon.
Because of this stop she was right behind the tornado as it traveled through Joplin.We told her a tornado was right by her somewhere.
She knew she would be needed at work so she slowly made her way to Freeman. Daddy and I can only imagine the things that you witnessed and herd that day and how bad it was but you still did your job helping where you was needed.
The stories on the news and the photos we saw on the internet and TV and yes the videos won’t even be a drop in the bucket to what you have had to see and witness that day and the many days that followed. I think it could be compared to a war zone.
Daddy and I would gladly take all your painful memories and what you saw and had to do away if we could, I hope you know we are so PROUD of YOU and all the other Nurses who gave their heart and soul to help those who were in need of medical help.
We just hope over time the painful memories will be less painful, but as the anniversary is approaching I know it will all come flooding back to you.. so know this we love you very much and try to remember that hand you held, or hug you gave, or smile, or yes the calm soothing voice you talk to them in will be remembered just as much as the medical part of your job that day.
To us you are the Best and we Love you. Remember..It takes a special person to be a Nurse!
Special Thank You to Amy for letting us know you was ok that day….
Submitted by David & Diane Million of Pittsburg, Kansas