This year, May 17th through the 23rd was National EMS Week and HCA Midwest Health Research Medical Center held a week’s work of festivities to honor their EMS workers. The Shadow Buddies Foundation was lucky enough to participate in one of the weeks activities. With the unveiling of our 25th Anniversary Courageous Crew Buddies, the Shadow Buddies Foundation was able to donate First Responder Buddies to those who work in and out of Research Medical Center. We are grateful for the hard work these First Responders and EMS devote themselves to everyday. Their courage is what makes our community stronger! With the health uncertainties that our country is facing today, it was our privilege to provide them with a token of our thanks.