I, Survivor

A Letter to my Terrorist

August 7, 2018
34 min

Rachel Pharn was riding her bike along the Hudson River when a terrorist drove a truck into the bike path. She survived, and reads us the letter that she wrote to the man who attacked her. Then, we hear from Dr. Laurie Punch. Dr. Punch is a trauma surgeon who moved to Missouri and trains residents to be first responders to gun violence. Forget what The Fray taught you, this is how to save a life.

Links from today’s episode:

Read more about Rachel in the New York Times

Watch Rachel perform A Letter to my Terrorist

Learn more about the Stop The Bleed campaign

Find a Bleeding Control class near you

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