Texas Firefighter Responds to Call…and Saves his Own Family

While the Libs are gagging us with alleged ‘heroes’ of people who have no earthly idea what gender they even are..

Comes along a true hero………..

A Texas volunteer firefighter responded to a head-on collision, only to discover his wife and son had been in the mangled car.

Aaron Van Riper’s family was in a head-on crash with an oncoming pickup truck near Riverside, Texas on Saturday…

“It’s my family. My wife was laying there on the ground. [By] the look of the car, I don’t know how either one of them lived. There was nothing left of that car,” said Van Riper, the assistant fire chief…

Van Riper’s wife, Amber, suffered a broken pelvis — fractured in five places — and their 7-year-old son suffered a broken leg and arm..
Amber was ejected from the car in the crash, while their son was still pinned inside.

“Once I saw my son … I started going into a little bit of a panic mode,”..

Aaron’s training and skills paid off and his wife and son were transported by helicopter to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.
Amber was in surgery for nine hours on Sunday. “She gave a thumbs-up to the doctor, but that’s the first time she showed signs of anything,” Aaron added.

Amber and her son are both expected to temporarily be in wheelchairs while they recover from their injuries..

Yes my sweet friends, years have blown passed since I worked down at Ground Zero. And while I welcomed the unforeseen honor to become the eyes for the masses, I never forgot for a moment that I was on hallowed and sacred ground.

One of a myriad of blessings was my good fortune to get to work side by side with the rescue and recovery teams in New York City.

Of all those I worked with, however,(they all displayed fierce dedication), FDNY impressed me most.

I observed nightly, as our Firemen looked for their missing sons and brothers through the rubble.

I attended one too many wakes with empty coffins.
I was there when civilians were found. The Firemen were just as loving, gentle and thorough as if the victim were their own relative, tucking the flag around them as they carried them in their loving arms.

They worked day and night down at what we called “The Pit.” The magnitude of that empty, giant hole well exceeds beyond the 17 acres of land.

It was simply incomprehensible to our senses.

FDNY.
It’s who they are. That is why they didn’t think twice about dashing and tearing into the burning Twin Towers to try and rescue people they did not even know.

Love and more love to my friends in the FDNY who are still slowly and painsakingly recovering from the appalling loss of friends and family inflicted on Sept.11.


Aaron Van Riper- You are truly the hero of your own life story. You paid the price. May you now and forever secure your blessings. God speed.

6 Responses to “Texas Firefighter Responds to Call…and Saves his Own Family”

  1. Comedy Plus says:

    There are so many heroes out there. So many. I loved reading about this story this past week. I would have been a bit on the panic side too.

    As for September 11. I will never forget and I will never submit.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend Angel. Love you to pieces. ♥♥♥

  2. KArLMMMMM says:

    SO you tell me fellow Americans…
    Who are the Heroes and who are the ZEROES!!!!!!

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  4. Ed Bonderenka says:

    Good tribute to good people from a good person.

  5. Leticia says:

    Wow! That man truly is a hero! God bless him and his family.

  6. Jerry (DaBlade) says:

    Wow, indeed! What a great ending to a horrifying story.