Seeing a grown man cry is heart breaking. But when you see that its tears of joy, tears of hope as he thought that his live was over, is heart warming. A man punctured his lungs, broke his ribs, had a hip surgery, and messed up his spine, thinking that he would never have the strength to get up out of bed again. But he finally got the strength to prop himself up and sit off the side of his bed to see outside his window, which he hasn’t in a couple of weeks, as he has been fighting the fear of getting hurt again. The tears in his eyes showed how grateful he was to still be living, and how much he took the little things in life for granted. Just being able to get out of bed, and looking out the window made him realize that .. Its not until something tragic has happened to you or a close one that you come to realize that life was given to you as a gift and something to be grateful for everyday.
I came to realize that being a physical therapist is something I really want to do. You become active with patients that doctors and nurses don’t even do. You see their progress. And to see the rewards of putting a smile on someone’s face and give them hope about life is something that I want. It’s something that I want to strive for.