Woman with Down syndrome fulfills EMT dream

Blair Williams, 25, completed her clinical rotation and led a mock emergency call


By EMS1 Staff

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — A woman with Down syndrome finally fulfilled her dream of becoming an EMT.

Blair Williams, 25, has been attending EMT classes for the past few months. Thanks to a collaborative effort with South GA EMS, Air Methods, Bainbridge Memorial Hospital and Bainbridge State College’s School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, she completed her clinical rotation and led a mock emergency call last week.

Blair Williams during a mock emergency call. (Photo/Bainbridge State College)
Blair Williams during a mock emergency call. (Photo/Bainbridge State College)

She responded to a woman who needed help after falling down the stairs. She got to take the patient to the ambulance and treat her.

"I want to save lives and to help others who are in need," Williams said.

Williams was awarded an honorary EMT graduate certificate. She was also named as an honorary life flight member.

"You wonder what her life is going to be like and what she will be able to achieve," her mother, Nina McMillian, said. "Her dream was to go to college and we didn't know how that was going to happen."

EMT instructor Charles Avery told the Post-Searchlight that Williams has had a constant smile on her face every step of the way.

"There is no prouder moment in an instructor's life than when we can look at a student and see their dreams come true," Avery said.


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