The death of a hospital: an evening of heroes

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Per se, this isn't "Up to the Minute": the article appeared in Sunday's Kansas City Star, one month after the events described. But good writing - and this is very good writing - is always up to the minute, capturing clearly, forever, particular moments in time. Don't miss this if you love good journalism.

    Condition Gray: Inside the hospital as the Joplin tornado hit
    Long feature article at link above; have kleenex handy, it's wrought with emotion.

    President Obama, in his speech at Joplin, said, "There are heroes all around us all the time." We meet them in this story.

    We are there.
     
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  3. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    Amazing piece of journalism. The unsung heroes and yes, it is a tearjerker
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    First time I read it, I was dry-eyed till the ER nurse saw the doe trembling by the wrecked helicopter. That was such a powerful, juxtaposed image that I read the rest in tears.
     

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