Lyon Brave

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My name is Lyon Brave and I am an American citizen who has found my calling. I am making the career transition from foreign Language teacher to paramedic.

I have performed many jobs in this life working as both an artist, journalist and teacher in Asia. I have worn many hats and evolved as an individual over the years.

When I was younger I worked with special needs children including autistic, retarded, deaf and mute kids. I have since worked with university and primary students in China, Thailand, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

My travels have taught me a thing or two about pain and how to ease suffering in myself and others. It also taught me how to deal with hazardous environments in A calm manner. 

China is known for life shortening pollution and bureaucracy. 

Cambodia is known for corrupt police and Killing Fields. 

It's not always safe to travel alone. 

Traveling alone can be rather problematic, and I learned to deal with life AND death situations under pressure.

Being exposed to buddhist practices while in Thailand, especially equipped me to understand the nature of life, death and suffering, but in truth even in my childhood I was preparing to be a healer.

I value life to the highest degree, but also understand death is not to be feared, especially after seeing the history of the Killing fields in Cambodia. The genocide in the 70's still effects present day and mostly what I learned traveling is the world is still hurt from war financially, mentally and physically. 

This understanding will give me great flexibility with dealing with the strenuous situations of being a paramedic, like sometimes being perceived as the angel of death. Sometimes medical professionals will save lives. Other times they will wittiness death and blame themselves.

Teaching abroad in second languages gave me the skills to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds. It also helped me to be able to interpret body language and facial expressions accurately. I am a rather effective communicator no matter where I am in this world giving me the flexibility and adaptability I will need to enter a variety of situations from traffic accidents, to shootings, to suicides and people just dying from old age in random places.

I have always been drawn to medicine and science, but because of my humble beginnings it did not even register to me that I could become a doctor. (That's me sucking my thumb)

Growing up most of the kids around me where struggling and dying from medical problems in my foster home, this make me highly motivated to pursue a medical profession. My adopted brother is paraplegic whose lung is about to collapse. Growing up he had multiple seizures so the paramedics where frequent visitors ar out house. He was just one of many children with disabilities.

(My foster family)

In my early years I went to art school and dabbled in music learning about politics, history, the human anatomy empathy, pain and human motivation through a creative lens.

Now that I am older I want to save lives and slowly climb the ladder of becoming a medical professional because  I am empathetic, kind, a wonderful communicator and a natural healer able to give someone a second chance at life or ease their pain.

Becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic can take anywhere from one to three years, depending on a student’s choice of career and educational path. EMT training focuses on life support techniques in first-response situations, including CPR, tourniquet application, and treatment of wounds. Paramedics deliver more advanced procedures and therefore require more extensive education and training

In general, you can expect your paramedic tuition to cost anywhere between $1,000 to $10,000. Know that this is just an estimate, with some programs exceeding $10,000 in cost for education and training and this does not include textbooks, uniforms or the vaccinations you are required to get from the hospitals, transport or the cost of living.

I would like to get started this January 2020, if I can afford it. Consider it my Christmas present. 

“I didn’t become an EMT to get a front-row seat to other people’s tragedies. I did it because I knew the world was bleeding and so was I, and somewhere inside I knew the only way to stop my own bleeding was to learn how to stop someone else’s.”—Daniel José Older

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"When you can’t run, you crawl. And when you can’t crawl, you find someone to carry you."

— Firefly, “The Message” (e12)

1. “Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.” —Norman B. Rice

2. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”—John Wayne

4. “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”—Albert Pike

5. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”—Thomas Edison

6. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”—Leo Buscaglia

7. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”—Christopher Reeve

8. “EMTs are privileged to play in life’s great game. Too many unlucky people watch the action thunder by, stuck at a desk, or watching it on television at home.”—Kelly Grayson

9. “There is no higher honor than to be given the responsibility to care for another human being.”—Richard K. Schachern

10. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For passion will lead you right into your purpose.”—T.D. Jakes

11. “Police officers, firefighters, EMTs—they are all out there every single day—literally just a phone call away for anyone who needs them.”—Doreen Cronin

12. “Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one.”—Abraham Lincoln

Death is nothing to fear, but a wasted life is.
Lyon Brave

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2 years ago #6

Estoy tratando de recaudar dinero para entrenar como parameidc. Sus comentarios son de mala educación y no profesional.

Lyon Brave

2 years ago #5

Phil Friedman It's better to get an associates in paramedics than a certificate. A certificate only licenses you in your state. If I got an associates I would have an easier time transferring. W here I will get my education depends on what I can raise, but I am looking at a community college. I just got back to America and am located in OH. I would like to start January 2020, but again it depends if I can raise the money. I cannot use financial aid because I already have a four year degree in art. As i wrote to Jerry, Phil you can help me by spreading the word and donating. I could use the support. I have started a GoFundMe. Donations are also welcome to be sent to PayPal as well My go fund me is.... Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Lyon

Lyon Brave

2 years ago #4

Jerry Fletcher Jerry, You can help by spreading the word and donating. There are multiple programs in my state to become a paramedic. It seems getting an associates is better than a certificate. I could use the support. I have started a GoFundMe. Donations are also welcome to be sent to paypal as well. My go fund me is.... Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Lyon

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #3

Lyon, I've watched you develop here into the strong caring woman you are. Now, how can we help as Phil is suggesting. Let us know.

Phil Friedman

2 years ago #2

Where do you plan to attend school? At a private training program or a community college? Where are you living these days? Have you established a Go-Fund-Me or similar account? If not, how do we turn our support into action? Best of luck. -- Phil F.

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #1

Nice one !!!!!

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