First responders gather to host benefit for injured Texas paramedic
Paramedic Kenan White was seriously injured in October after a truck hit his car while he was stopped to assist with a crash
BEAUMONT, Texas — Dozens of first responders joined a benefit event on Thursday for a Texas paramedic who was seriously injured after stopping to assist with a crash.
Beaumont Paramedic Kenan White witnessed a vehicle crash while driving to work on Oct. 13, and when he stopped to assist, his car was hit by a truck, ejecting him, according to KBMT.
The incident left White with a broken back and multiple other fractures.
“I had numerous surgeries so far and hopefully no more. I’m able to get around with a walker. I have to wear this turtle shell, that’s what they call (it), to support my lumbar fracture,” White said.
Members of Beaumont EMS and the Beaumont Fire Department hosted the benefit to raise money for White’s medical expenses, as he continues to recover and hopes to return to work one day. First responders served food and drinks from Beaumont’s EMS Station #2.
"It means so much that my co-workers and everyone, the fire department, everybody … supporting me and my family,” White said. “I can't express how grateful we are."