My first experience with the police in my country was not a good one. Back then, I was young, about 13 years old and had lost my wallet in a theft case. What followed after was a series of intense questioning which made me feel really small and misunderstood, and that experience stuck with me throughout my adult years. Today, a glimpse of the nobleness exhibited by Bert Ramon, a policeman fighting stage 4 colon Cancer might just be the spark of faith I need to believe in police.
Cop fighting stage 4 colon Cancer rescued thousands in the aftermath of Harvey
As reported on CBS News, as one of the heroes of Hurricane Harvey, Bert rescued more than 1,500 people, with many of them being children. Bert who has worked in both Hurricane Alison and Rita, commented that Harvey was unreal and was “like Apocalypse“.
However, Bert went ahead to try to save people despite finishing chemotherapy a few days prior. This means that he can bump, bruise and bleed easily.
Holding back on health concerns, for a city he loves and swore to protect
What was particularly inspiring about this story is the fact that Bert has never pondered on whether he was fit, or healthy enough to be out helping, assisting and saving people. He just did it. It was not even a question that he was processing internally, it was instinctual.
His actions have inspired us, and we hope this spirit of universal love can be demonstrated by more individuals, and spread the message of compassion and empathy.
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