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Tulane Pride

concerneddadconcerneddad Registered User Posts: 1,734 Senior Member
edited September 2005 in Parents Forum
I just spoke with my son again from Baton Rouge. The Tulane Emergerncy Medical Service (TEMS) is actively involved in triage and transport at the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, under the direction of FEMA. There are approximately 20 TEMS kids there, with their two ambulances, working in shifts around the clock!!

They are taking great pride in being perhaps the only fully functioning branch of Tulane. They are bursting with pride at the work they are doing, and love to hear the moral support they are hearing coming in through family and loved ones.

I have no doubt that these kids will among the first to go back and start to rebuild Tulane and NOLA when it is safe to do so.

CD
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Replies to: Tulane Pride

  • dstarkdstark Registered User Posts: 34,241 Senior Member
    Concerneddad, good luck to your son. He is going to have a more enriching experience than you can get in a school. I feel bad for people who have lost their lives, for people who have lost their homes, for people that have lost their businesses or jobs ...
    students at Tulane will be fine.
  • carolyncarolyn Registered User Posts: 7,435 Senior Member
    I agree with dstark - the education your son is receiving in this situation will far outweigh any delay in getting back to the classroom. And, I think that goes for all Tulane kids. You should be very proud of your son CD, but then, I know you already were. :)
  • northeastmomnortheastmom Registered User Posts: 12,379 Senior Member
    My friend's D is a Tulane freshman and her mom also said this experience has also been an education for her D.
  • concerneddadconcerneddad Registered User Posts: 1,734 Senior Member
    Indeed I am proud, but also want this to serve as a glimer of hope that the Green Wave will survive as long as the students help make it so.
  • JEMJEM Registered User Posts: 6,624 Senior Member
    Concerneddad, please tell your son to share with his team the knowledge that many (Count the views on the related threads for a number!) folks at College Confidential are thinking of them and rooting for them as they do their very demanding work. Please continue to keep us posted.
    Thanks to you for your communications, and to your son for his work and attitude.
  • bandit_TXbandit_TX Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    Amazing :)
  • concerneddadconcerneddad Registered User Posts: 1,734 Senior Member
    Thank you all. I will indeed pass on the good thoughts to the whole TEMS group. They are remarkable kids, not all of whom wish to go into medicine, but all have a deep desire to serve for the betterment of their fellow wo/man. I know the good thought will lift their spirits as the adrenalin wears off and the sick sick and injured continue to be flown.
  • bookwormbookworm Registered User Posts: 8,820 Senior Member
    The news is so devastating. I'm glad your S can serve a purpose. The memories he'll be making will last him a lifetime.
  • momof2incamomof2inca Registered User Posts: 3,484 Senior Member
    I'm choked up just hearing this. Thanks for posting, concerneddad. You must be so proud of your S. I would hope my S would rise to the occasion in an emergency, but you KNOW yours will. Wow.
  • ctymomteacherctymomteacher Registered User Posts: 977 Member
    My son would like to be with yours, CD, and he's done what he can to get the staff at Tulane to see him as a potential help in the coming weeks. I would bet that getting to know your son last spring might have had a little bit to do with my son's response to what's happening now.

    Please give him my deepest affectionate regards.
  • evitajr1evitajr1 Registered User Posts: 943 Member
    Congrats to you on raising such a wonderful young man! IF he is an example of what this generation is, then we have nothing to fear for the future of this country. We are concerned right now, because one of D's good friends was at Tulane, and she has been unable to reach her by cell. So, we think she is in Miss.
  • concerneddadconcerneddad Registered User Posts: 1,734 Senior Member
    Thank you all for your kind words and support, it is appreciated.
  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon Registered User Posts: 12,128 Senior Member
    "Adversity doesn't build character. It reveals it." You must be bursting with pride. I would be. Just keep reminding him that he can't help anybody unless he takes care of himself,too. Sleep. Food. Fight some more.
  • concerneddadconcerneddad Registered User Posts: 1,734 Senior Member
    curmudgeon: Exactly. He told me a few days ago that they live by the creedo of take care of yourself so you cam help others. I keep reminding him to put that ideal into practice!
  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon Registered User Posts: 12,128 Senior Member
    Good, concerneddad. It will be O.K.. He will be fine. No better place to be for a kid with plans for a career helping others. He will find out a lot about himself, maybe some things he didn't know.:)
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