Area Community Comes Together To Help Injured Paramedic

By: Allison Ignacio Email
By: Allison Ignacio Email
Family, friends are rallying around a paramedic injured after ambulance flipped over in March.

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HEWITT (April 15, 2012) -- Cody "Milkman" Muelker can still recall the painful memories from an unbelievable accident on March 18, 2012.

"All my bones in the ankle region were grinded into the pavement," said Muelker, a paramedic with Lake Whitney EMS.

Muelker was riding in an ambulance with a patient and two other paramedics on the 18th when the ambulance rolled over off of Gholson Road in Waco.

"For some reason we lost control," he said. "The ambulance overturned and trapped my foot underneath it as it was sliding down the highway."

Muelker said the accident happened on what should have been a routine trip to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.

But even after the ambulance was flipped on its side and onto his foot, Muelker says his first concern was still his patient.

"(I) was trying to figure out how I was going to get my foot out from under the ambulance," he said. "And how I was going to be able to get back to work."

The patient and the other paramedics were able to escape with minor injuries.

But one month and three surgeries later, Muelker still can't walk, let alone work.

Muelker's friends and fellow bikers with the Waco chapter of BACA, Bikers Against Child Abuse, held a benefit for him Sunday.

"We look out for each other," said Jennifer Blalock, a member of Waco's BACA. "We're all there for everybody and we have each others backs and we want to help him while he's down."

But Muelker says he won't be down for long.

If you'd like to make a donation to help offset Muelker's medical costs, donations can be sent in his name to the Waco BACA chapter.


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