At 52 years old, Jane Stern had hit a rough patch in her life, suffering from too many phobias to name. One day she sees a sign for volunteer EMT's wanted at her local firehouse. On a whim, she signs up for the class. Despite all of her phobias, she passes all of the tests with flying colors and becomes a Volunteer EMT for the Georgetown CT Fire Department.
Her stories are funny and heart-breaking. From hanging out in the firehouse with "the guys" to going on a call to the AIDS Hospice facility and meeting a patient who touches her life for a very short amount of time.
I found myself laughing out loud many times, as Jane has a dry sense of humor, very similar to mine. We also share the same phobias....I didn't think anyone could be as phobic as I am of vomiting, but she proved me wrong!
I loved her story....and admire her greatly for pursuing her career as an EMT, despite being afraid. She found out that she gained so much in her life by helping others. It helped her find her niche...helping others helped her find herself.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Three Rivers Press (April 27, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400048699
- ISBN-13: 978-1400048694