Local retired paramedic thanks Stokes County first responders by creating signs

  • Source: WGHP-TV Fox 8 High Point
  • Published: 05/19/2020 12:00 PM

VIDEO: You’ve seen the many ways people are helping keep spirits up and support each other during this health crisis. There are parades and plenty of signs posted in yards in the Piedmont Triad. Now a retired paramedic has created his own way to thank first responders. Helping people is in Fred Lawson’s blood. “I’ve been tied to Fire and EMS all my life. It’s in my heart and that’s kind of what led me to this project,” Lawson said. The former paramedic was forced into early retirement when he suffered a serious brain injury after an ambulance crash in 2016. During the pandemic, he’s been on the sidelines watching his former Stokes County coworkers, many who volunteer, take extra risks during this time. “I sat down and said I want to make a sign that I can do. Kind of like a thank you project,” Lawson told Fox 8.


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