Help a Hero Heal

On Tuesday, December 15th, one of the greatest people I've ever had the blessing to know found himself in the middle of a nightmare. Derek Boehm, an excellent flight paramedic, father, husband, friend, coworker... you name it... lay at the bottom of a rugged, snow covered mountain with two broken femurs; fractures of his scapula, ribs, and ankle; and contact burns . Despite his extensive injuries, he provided aid and support to his partner, until his partner died, while waiting to be rescued.  Derek was the only survivor when a medical flight crew of 3 was involved in a tragic helicopter crash. After hours of waiting, Derek was able to signal a rescue crew with a flashlight to alert them of the crash location. Once a marine, always a marine.

Derek Boehm is the kind of guy that if you are at work, you hope he's on your team; If your heart stops, you hope he is the paramedic that arrives to save your life; he is the kind of person that would never ask for help, but will always be the first to offer it. So now it's our turn to help him. 

Derek is currently lying in an ICU with a long road to recovery ahead of him. I can't even fathom the emotional and physical trauma he has suffered, being out of work, and having a family to support.

Let's all rally together and show this military vet and amazing person that his lifetime of kindness and sacrifice did not go unnoticed, and that we are here for him when he is most in need.

This man is the true definition of a hero, and this is how we can give back.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/pinal/breaking/2015/12/16/arizona-medical-helicopter-crash-apache-junction-abrk/77410152/
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lena Walker 
Organizer
Gilbert, AZ
Edwin Boehm 
Beneficiary

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