Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-09-12 00:59:34 –
Albuquerque, NM (KRQE) – As the country celebrates its 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks, Albuquerque women at Ground Zero as part of the New Mexico disaster team that helped many in the weeks following September. I remember her time as a paramedic. November 11, 2001.
Cheryl Allen reminds me of the 28 days I spent as an emergency medical worker around my home in Albuquerque, near where the World Trade Center tower once stood.
“This pin was from the President of the United States,” Allen said.
She has just completed an overnight shift at a hospital in Albuquerque on September 11, 2001, when the world changed.
“I was working in the downtown emergency room on Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue, and the news came out,” she explained.
At the time, she was also an ambulance crew on a disaster medical support team who was sought help nationwide when needed. She received a call just hours after the terrorist attack.
“I asked me if I could head to New York, if I didn’t even hesitate, when and when the airspace was allowed to fly,” she said.
She will arrive at Ground Zero by September 26, along with 33 other New Mexico doctors, nurses, suture technicians, etc. to help many people recover for almost a month. I say I did.
“Whether it was cardiac monitoring, whether it had started IV, whether it was sutured,” she said. “My heart just felt like someone really squeezed it.”
And on this 20th anniversary of the Dark Ages, she said she remembers the hero who came out of the ashes.
“Don’t be afraid to reach out and help someone in need or may need help,” she said.
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