Hero Next Door: Early interest in quality of life inspired med student

April 02, 2014
Michael J. Erickson, OMS III (left), stands with Sister Margaret, a nurse from the Nairobi, Kenya, health clinic where he volunteered in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Erickson)
Michael J. Erickson, OMS III (left), stands with Sister Margaret, a nurse from the Nairobi, Kenya, health clinic where he volunteered in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Erickson)

“I’ve been shot,” the man said.

It was 2:30 a.m., and Michael J. Erickson was wheeling a patient to her car during his volunteer shift at an emergency room in Tempe, Ariz.

Source: The DO