UEI Graduate Survives Gunshot, Finds Motivation for Education

It wasn’t until he reached his mid-20s that Jacob Galos realized what he wanted to do with his life. He planned to become a firefighter, he said, a career that was going to require that he first become certified as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Coincidentally, Jacob would soon have EMTs to thank for helping ensure these career goals remained within reach. First responders, after all, were first on the scene after Jacob was shot in the head, a near-fatal injury that would require two surgeries and months of rehabilitation. “If it wasn’t for the EMTs and paramedics, I may not have been able to live,” he said. “The doctors and surgeons … all of them made a difference in where I am today.” READ HIS STORY

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