Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District (MO) Paramedic Erick Bedwell, 27, was paralyzed from the waist down after a drunk driver slammed into his ambulance on Interstate 55 on July 12th. Paramedic Bedwell was treating a patient in the ambulance when the unit was struck.His partner and patient were less critically injured…with Bedwell suffering a severed spinal cord.
We received a request – whereas he said to his fire/EMS friends that he is well taken care of-but when asked what could the fire & EMS community do for him? His response was that he would love a challenge coin. From where? He responded….”Everywhere”
So….They Have Started A “Challenge Coin Drive” for him…
Please send a challenge coin* to him as follows:
Paramedic Erick Bedwell
JPEMS Station 6
1235 N Truman Blvd
Crystal City, MO 63019
*…and if you don’t have coins, please send a patch, a sticker, a blanket, a ballcap or whatever …so he knows he is being thought of by you and your crew.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.