"As a career first responder I was emotionally stunted. It may have been just a coping mechanism for the “job” but it took over all aspects of my life. To feel the way, I felt during my experience was the most alive I have been in a very long time. It made me realize how much I was allowing events, big and small, to pass without giving it the attention and emotional energy I could or should. Angela and the 343 Fund changed my life forever. I am eternally grateful for her and the fund to help me feel again. Moving forward I can be a better provider, first responder, friend, human, I am humbled and thankful."