Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Last night, 9-year-old Lily James threw out the first pitch at the Mariners game alongside Phil Pierson, the Medic One paramedic who saved her life three years ago.
In July 2009, Lily nearly drowned and her feet were almost severed when an inflatable on her family's boat flew off and she was caught in the tow rope. For Lily's complete story, please see the previous blog post.
Before the pitch, Paramedic Phil Pierson was presented with the Medic One Foundation's "Spirit of Team Play Award," for exemplifying integrity, teamwork and compassion while on the job.
Check out these photos of Lily and Phil taken last night at Safeco Field:
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
9-year-old Lily James to throw out first pitch at M's game tonight with the paramedic who saved her life
In July 2009, Lily nearly drowned and her feet were almost severed when an inflatable on her family’s boat flew off and she was caught in the tow rope. A series of surgeries have once again given Lily full-use of her feet, but paramedics including Pierson treating her on the dock of the Mercer Island Beach Club the day of the accident kept her alive.
Paramedic Phil Pierson is also receiving the Medic One Foundation's "Spirit of Team Play Award" for exemplifying integrity, teamwork and compassion while on the job. Coworkers nominated Pierson this year and last for his many years of providing emergency medical skills and CPR training, both for the public and other paramedics.
Check out coverage of Lily's story in the Seattle Times and on KOMO 4 News:
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Last Saturday morning more than 200 people participated in Medical Teams International's The BIG Run. The 5k run raised more than $17,000 for the victims of the 2010 Haitian earthquake.
At the conclusion of the run, Medical Teams International opened the doors of its brand new REAL. LIFE. Exhibit for the first time. The exhibit provides visitors with a walk through, multi-sensory experience that enables people to understand what real life is like for those affected by disaster, conflict and poverty. The exhibit also highlights the hope that Medical Teams International provides to those in need by displaying "before" and "after" scenes of people and places that have been influenced by MTI volunteers. Please visit this web page for more information on the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit.
Here are some photos taken on Saturday of The BIG Run and the exhibit opening:
Monday, September 12, 2011
Local Mercer Island girl to throw ceremonial first pitch at Mariners game on Sept.14 alongside Medic One paramedic who saved her life
To learn more about Lily and Phil's incredible story, see this article written by Lynda Mapes over at The Seattle Times.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Medical Teams International set to open the brand new REAL. LIFE. Exhibit - Sponsored by The Hasselbeck Family directly after The BIG Run 5k
The BIG Run was created to honor the memory of Matthew Bouthillier, an emergency-room nurse at Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah, who unexpectedly died in Port-au-Prince, Haiti while volunteering as part of a medical disaster relief team. Matt’s wife Melissa established The BIG Run to honor her husband and his work and to raise money to support the on-going effort of Medical Teams International in Haiti.
“We are thrilled to host The BIG Run in Matt’s honor, and to also share this brand new exhibit with the community on this exciting, event-filled day,” said Jim Mhoon, Medical Teams International Executive Director. “The REAL. LIFE. Exhibit – Sponsored by The Hasselbeck Family will spark a flame of compassion, empathy, and action in the hearts of people concerned with global health and well-being.”
The exhibit also highlights the hope that Medical Teams International provides to those in need by displaying “before” and “after” scenes of people and places that have been influenced by volunteers. Visitors can also tour the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental vans used by their volunteer dental professionals to provide free dental care to those most in need throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The days events will take place at the Medical Teams International Mike and Kathy Holmgren Center in Redmond, Wash. The registration fee for The BIG Run is $35. Register before Sept. 10 and save $5. To find out more information about the run, visit this site, or contact Montero Productions at 425.454.7055. For more information about the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit head here.
Check out this story in the Redmond Reporter as well as this video about the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit made by Medical Teams International.