Thanks to Brady’s Hope
Carroll County EMS is the latest beneficiary of funds donated by the newly formed nonprofit drug awareness organization, Brady’s Hope. With the provided funds, IV and med kits have been purchased for all three of the county’s ambulances. These kits consolidate supplies for easier accessibility for patient care, said EMS co-director Doug Atkisson. In addition, Atkisson said Brady’s Hope is providing an ongoing donation to purchase Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of a narcotic based overdose if the patient is treated before going into cardiac arrest. Narcan will be stored on each ambulance and replaced as needed. Pictured with the donated items are (l-r): Paramedic Ty Corn; Jennifer Noonkester; Carroll County EMS Director Mike Durr; Doug Atkisson, assistant director; Dustin Noonkester; and EMT Andrew Miller. The Noonkester’s founded Brady’s Hope after his son, Brady, died of a drug overdose in June 2012. “We’re appreciative of Dustin and Jennifer Noonkester for donating these needed items and we compliment them for giving back to the community through drug-awareness efforts.