Unsung Heroes

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We have always said that our staff and student interns are the “unsung heroes” in what we do, and once again they proved this to be true. On Sunday night there was a car accident involving some Hero Holiday staff, student interns and adult participants, when their SUV rolled and came to stop on its roof when swerving to avoid oncoming traffic and an unmarked 45 gal steel drum in the middle of the road.  Fortunately all injuries were minor, everyone is in good spirits and able to continue on with their Hero Holiday trip.After hosting more than 20 Hero Holiday trips for more than 1200 students, this is our first serious incident that we have had to deal with, and a big thank you goes out to all of our key Hero Holiday Staff members who were directly involved with this situation.  (Specifically: Cole Brown, Nicole Dufault and Christal Earle)  Your quick thinking, the decisions you made, and the excellent care you provided, is a testament to your years of experience working with students in countries around the world.We are very grateful for the attitudes of those involved as they have kept cool heads throughout the whole series of events. We would especially like to express our gratitude to Cole Brown, a veteran Hero Holiday staff member, who was driving the vehicle. His quick thinking and actions kept this situation from being potentially worse. The circumstances were out of his control, but he reacted quickly and limited other potential dangers and injuries.We are encouraged to have such a competent Staff and Interns currently on the ground in Dominican Republic. Keep up the good work guys!

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: July 16th, 2008