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Todd Heck, Louisa County
I would like to nominate Todd Heck for Volunteer EMS provider of the year. I have personally known Todd for close to 20 years and Professionally for close to the same. Todd was my EMS instructor when I was still trying to decide what to do with my life, he not only pushed me to look into healthcare but made me love every minute of it. Todd is one of the most amazing people I have ever had the privilege to know. He is a cornerstone of our community. Todd was one of the first paramedics in our county and is looked up too by many, including myself. Todd is an educator and has taught many EMS providers to not only provide care to others, but more importantly compassion. Todd tragically lost his oldest son in a motor vehicle accident in which he was a first responder. Todd could have easily given up EMS after something like this, but instead has embedded himself whole heartedly in our emergency response system. Todd has stepped up and became the fire chief of Columbus Junction and still is a mainstay of the ambulance service. It is without reservation, I nominate Todd Heck for EMS provider of the year. I can think of no one more deserving. Respectfully submitted, Abby White, Flight RN, AirCare1, UIHC.

I came upon this quote and automatically think of Todd Heck. “The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is.” - Joss Whedon

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