SecondhandDecember 30th, 2004
She works for the Federal Government.
Her specialty is trauma counseling.
She was contacted via a recall list yesterday.
She is on standby.
The fact that this government is prepared to send her (and many like her) to assist the people affected by this human catastrophe impresses me. It shows compassion and understanding.
In these circumstances I don’t think there can be a position of doing enough.
I don’t think doing everything humanly possible can ever be enough. However, if needed, she says she will go.
Some events are just so humanly unfathomable that surviving them becomes a process of assuring safety and then just being with a person to help them get through to the next minute and the one after that and the one after that…