The event was on December 10th. We received at least two or three defibrillators, which cost about $2,500 each, and then a couple of ambucycles, which are at least $36,000 apiece.
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KK: That really is a lot for one evening. How did the organization recognize you?
MM: I was so excited about it. When Eli spoke that night, he said, “I remember you as a teenager talking about becoming a doctor, and I remember telling you, ‘Go for it, become a physician.’” It definitely brought tears to my eyes. That personal recognition, along with the award itself, reminded me where I came from; it was a great feeling.
KK: Funding a cause with passion is something else that’s equally important, if not more important, than the economics. Devoting your time and your passion, particularly so early in your career, can be more important than financial contributions. Thank you for representing ACEP, the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, and the emergency medicine community so well, Michele.
MM: Thank you for being interested and for sharing our story.