ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando Regional Medical Center doctor’s Facebook post about the night victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub were rushed into the hospital went viral.
Dr. Joshua Corsa’s blood-stained shoes tell a story, and are giving people a look into what it’s like to be an ER doctor and first responder in the wake of a tragedy.
“These are brand new, not even a week old,” the post said, accompanied by a picture of the shoes. “On these shoes, soaked between its fibers, is the blood of 54 innocent human beings … they came to us in wave upon wave of suffering, screaming, and death. And somehow, in that chaos, doctors, nurses, technicians, police, paramedics, and others, performed super human feats of compassion and care.”
The original post was shared more than 280,000 times.