Synopsis

There are about 2,112 steps from Pulse nightclub to the Level One Trauma Center at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). On an ordinary day, a person could walk that in under 10 minutes, but that day was anything but ordinary. It’s funny how we go through life one step at a time everyday not recognizing or just taking for granted where our steps may lead us. Our steps can become life-changing, unpredictable or even devastating in our society’s current reality.  Whether it’s going to a concert, club, school, work, a marathon, church, a theater, softball practice or a bike trail -- some of us have taken those steps and not survived. But still we put one foot in front of the other….because that is where survival leads us. The show must go on…

 

For more than 15 years, I have enjoyed the privilege of serving as a leader in the Orlando Health Foundation, a department designed to help connect community investors and their philanthropic gifts with Orlando Health’s mission to improve and save lives. Orlando Health Foundation has successfully raised more than $450 million dollars in its 35-year history. Over the years, we have provided significant funding to our children’s hospital, our cancer center and our Level One Trauma Center -- the very place that became a beacon of hope for the victims who were able to escape the club that night.