Let’s Remember Our Soft Heroes

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly and to take account of our blessings, contemplate our friends and consider the good graces of those who support us in any and every way.

The recent tragedy in Sandy Hook reminds us all that life is fragile and the world despite all peoples best efforts and governmental controls is still a very dangerous place.  It only takes one person, crazy or otherwise, with a gun, a bomb, a knife, fertilizer, poison, bacteria from soil like anthrax, or a variety of other means to cause such vile and unbelievable atrocities.

But while such events remind us of the bad and the risk we and our loved ones face, we should also stop to celebrate the heroism of those who bravely gave all of their own humanity to protect and defend these children.  While we think of the “hard” heroes like our military, police, fire and guard who actively protect us ever day, it is more often our “soft” heroes who make the daily sacrifices and protect our lives and the lives of our children. It is the people like the Sandy Hook school teachers, staff, volunteers, students and principals, who on this day made the difference for the many who were not physically harmed.

So as we move to Christmas let us remember these soft heroes and their sacrifice on this terrible day that saved so many!  These individuals are truly heroes!

Merry Christmas to all.

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About Thomas W. Loker

Meet the Author - Thomas Loker is a Startup Consultant and Advisor at SYDK.ORG, Angel Investor, Mentor and Advisor at Keiretsu Forum & Venture-Med and an established operations guy with serial successes with startups, transitional companies and turnaround situations. He has had a long career serving in the fields of science, technology and healthcare related industries. He is an active board member in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Tom has written numerous articles in the areas of healthcare, technology, politics and the economy. He is currently the principal author of Health Reform 2.0: Beyond partisan divide lies pragmatic solutions – a whitepaper focused on moving beyond the partisan rhetoric of the ACA (Obamacare) to a simple, efficient, effective, accessible and affordable healthcare system. He maintains a passion for serving the underserved and has founded, supported and worked in various companies to serve the most fragile among us. Because of his expertise on the business of healthcare, he was invited to conduct multiple congressional briefings on healthcare reform in Congress, meeting with more than 100 congressional representatives. He has been a guest on HuffPost Live to talk about health care issues, and is a frequent keynote speaker on the topic for many groups and events. Prior to his latest book, The History and Evolution of Healthcare in America: The untold backstory of where we've been, where we are, and why healthcare needs more reform, Tom published “Delusional Ravings of a Lunatic Mind”—a collection of essays on healthcare, politics and their interaction with the economy, available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and other bookstores. Tom's passion for Music is currently expressed by his role as VP Operations and General Manager of David Victor Presents. See www,davidvictorpresents.com to find out more. You can find Tom online at: Website: http://www.loker.com Blog: https://tloker.wordpress.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswloker Photography: http://www.loker.net

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