Too Many Senseless and Preventable Deaths

Hello all,

I do not usually write much about thing going on at work, but lately I have witnessed a lot of deaths that could have been prevented. I am talking about people that choose not to wear a helmet when riding on ATV’s, Razors, and motorcycles. Wearing a helmet is a personal choice, but in my opinion it is not an intelligent one choosing not to wear it. Do I enjoy riding on the above mentioned recreational vehicles? Yes, I enjoy them very much. But choosing not to wear a helmet is like playing Russian roulette with your life.

I have seen several people die lately, in which several of them were not even out of their teen years. They have not even begun to live life, but now they are gone. Could wearing a helmet guarantee they will not die if they crash? No, but it certainly increases their chances of survival by ten fold.

It is heartbreaking telling a family member their loved one has died, especially when they are not old enough to even drive a car yet. I hear it all of the time. “I grew up on the farm and never wore one. And I didn’t die!” As true as that may be, I consider that person lucky. My very own nephew was in a razor accident yesterday in which, luckily, he only sustained a laceration to his head that required staples. His head CT was clear, again thankfully, but next time he may not be so lucky. Now, when I get my hands on him, he is gonna hear a full on lecture about helmet safety rest assured.

I beg and plead with all of you reading this, the next time you see someone you know going to ride on a recreational vehicle without a helmet, stop them and make them put one on. If you do not, that may be the last time you see them alive. Please spread the word about helmet safety and help me make more people aware of this senseless tragedy.

God Bless you all and I will post something in the near future about my next book.

Jerrid Edgington
Paramedic & Author

 

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Greetings To All of My Readers

Hello all. My goodness it has been quite a while since I have written on my blog. Time flies by in the blink of an eye. My first semester of college is in the books. I am proud to say that I finished with straight A’s in all six of my classes. I have a way to go yet, but I am off on the right foot. I have learned that you are never too old to go back to school and that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

I had a great English Comp instructor, she was tough, but I found out how much I dislike academic writing. I much prefer writing fiction. With that being said, I will get back to writing as time allows. I miss it very much. Jacob keeps talking to me about how he wants to continue his adventures in the Reaper Series for you all. As I have said before, I do not want my books to become boring and predictable. As long as I can come up with a strong storyline, I will continue the series. If not, I have another great series planned.

I will eventually introduce you all to Flynn Bowen. He is a former paramedic turned RN. With all that I have planned for that series, I will say that you will not be disappointed. He has a lot to say and share with you all. I am excited for the future in my writing career. I promise that I will work harder at keeping you all up to date on the progress to in my writing.

Jerrid Edgington
Paramedic, RN Student, & Writer