As some of you are aware my husband and I are very active with our local Georgia chapter of Pink Heals. The National Tour came through Savannah the last week of Sept and our chapter president took one of our engines and linked up with them for a few days. As he was on his way back to Ga one of the national tour engines went down with mechanical issues.
My husband took a different engine and is driving with the national tour for a few weeks. My youngest son and I drove 500 miles (one way) to see him this weekend and I learned a few things.
1. Dave Greybill is a kind and thoughtful man. While I had met him a few times before I had never spent any time with him before. He put me to work and I loved every minute of it.
2. Those of us that have very active chapters and the people in our immediate area can take Pink Heals for granted. We and the public get used to seeing the trucks and fundraisers.The events are never the same and at times will break your heart, I cant count the number of times the public almost becomes immune.
3. In places where there isnt a chapter, the public is so emotional seeing us roll into town, and those who have survived, are battling, or family and friends of those who lost the battle are almost amazed that we give our time and gladly.
4. The departments where we were showed us such love, all I can say is thank you.
5. I encourage every department to start a chapter and if you are not familiar with Pink Heals Guardians of the Ribbon contact me or go to pinkfiretrucks.org
Finally to everyone that was in Hollywood and Deerfield Beach Fl thank you for the love laughs and some tears. The firefghters. law enforcement and women and men that shared thier stories with us have made this one of the BEST events I have done EVER.