Toronto ON — A paramedic had a bittersweet moment on Monday while she carefully maneuvered her ambulance through a group of protesters at a hospital in Toronto. On the one hand, she was sad that she was on her way to a cardiac arrest call and had to worry about running these people over, but on the other hand, she saw someone whose life she saved just a year earlier.
The man was in a lot better shape while holding his protest sign than when she last saw him a year ago during a medical distress call to his house. He had consumed several Tide Pods for what we wish we could say was for a Youtube video but it was just for fun. He was having trouble breathing and his health was getting progressively worse during the entire trip to the hospital.
The paramedic never heard whatever happened to him so to see him at the protest, able to hold up a large sign and the fact that he could almost spell the word vaccine really warmed her heart. It is these types of moments that make her difficult job worth it. She would have loved to have said hello to him but the cardiac arrest call was more important at the time. If she gets back there while he is there and can find him in the sea of camouflage clothing she will definitely ask how he’s doing.