Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Friend, A Hero!

Have you ever come across someone that has changed your life for the better? Okay, I'm sure you all have, but let me tell you about mine. Family is always there, and Mandi is now of coarse my best friend, but what about that one person that was just your BEST GOOD BUDDY growing up? Aaron Gardner was that person to me. Since we were both in diapers, we were inseparable. For 18 years we were side by side. Thick and thin, we saw it all. Missions came and went, then girls became more important, and then taking care of our children took priority. Aaron left Utah to pursue his dream of becoming a Doctor. I have to admit that it was really hard to see him go, but tonight, I have never been so proud! Aaron was on Dateline NBC in a special following Interns for their first year. Aaron performed CPR on an infant after only being in his residency for a week. He had both of his hands around this baby pumping her chest with his thumbs, trying to get some life back into her. A moving moment to say the least. While I was playing Transformers as a kid, Aaron was playing with his doctor's kit. He has always had a love for medicine. Aaron is currently in Haiti taking care of the sick and the injured people struggling there. He has such amazing compassion for people he has never even met.
Aaron, I'm proud of you and all that you have accomplished! Keep it up! Hurry back to Utah so you can take care of our kids too!

Aaron's hands performing CPR on an infant.

Aaron after the baby is breathing. I know Aaron and concern . . .
His face says it all!
You're going to be an awesome Doctor!!!


Amy said...

Josh, you made me cry! I am also very proud of my man!

Thomas Family said...

Well....I had tears in my eyes and I do not even know him. Josh that is really wonderful, your blessed to have such a friend. I have had certain people in my life I feel that way about some far away now and some still close but nevertheless my life is better because of it and it sounds like yours has been too. Thanks for sharing. :)

Julie Kaye said...

Who doesn't consider themselves a better person just from knowing Aaron? But what an awesome expression! Thanks for sharing with us all!

{leah} said...

Josh, that was wonderful. Steve and I watched it and Steve was feeling the same thing. It so nice to see a friend reach there dreams.