Helping Me Through
"They were there to help me through it," said Firefighter Jake LaFerriere of the people who cared for him at HCMC after he was seriously burned in a house fire. In fact, when he talks about his experiences here, Jake time and again says that HCMC helped him through. What he means is that the staff did more than just tend to his wounds. They treated him as a person—a person who was dealing with a life-changing event and in order to stay positive, needed encouragement and compassion. "They really cared," Jake said.