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When are you faced with one of our greatest challenges in your life what helps you to press on?
On May 3, 2016 Curtis Robinson, a primary care firefighter, could not have imagined what was in store for his community. Over the course of several days, a wildland fire would burn out of control, leading to the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta’s history. As 88,000 people abandoned their homes in the community of Fort MacMurray, Curtis and the firefighters from surrounding areas would have been overwhelmed by the task at hand.
With a great deal of modesty, Curtis’ commitment to his community is palpable. When he wasn’t fighting the fires, he found a way to go over and above the call of duty. Heroes come in many forms. and although it may not be visible, these catastrophic events can leave a person changed forever.
It is how we respond to these adversities that can make or break us!
Speaking to the grief, trauma and the changes he has made in his life since the fire, Curtis suggests no matter how hard things get, there is always a path forward.