Un doctor del Orlando Regional Medical Center, que atendió a las víctimas de la masacre en la discoteca Pulse en Orlando, colgó hoy en su cuenta de Facebook una imagen de los zapatos que usó la noche de la tragedia.
En la imagen se aprecia unas tenis salpicadas de sangre. El doctor Joshua Corsa, en un emotivo mensaje en el que destacó que sus zapatos eran “nuevos”, indicó todo lo que vivió esa noche atendiendo personas que llegaban heridas al centro hospitalario, y cómo este evento trastocó su vida.
El galeno también expresó que a pesar del estado en el que se encuentran sus tenis no los dejará de usar hasta que salga el último paciente del hospital, y que posteriormente los guardará en su oficina: “Quiero verlos frente a mí cada vez que voy a trabajar”.
A continuación el mensaje del Dr. Corsa:
These are my work shoes from Saturday night. They are brand new, not even a week old. I came to work this morning and saw these in the corner my call room, next to the pile of dirty scrubs.
I had forgotten about them until now. On these shoes, soaked between its fibers, is the blood of 54 innocent human beings. I don’t know which were straight, which were gay, which were black, or which were hispanic. What I do know is that 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.
This blood, which poured out of those patients and soaked through my scrubs and shoes, will stain me forever. In these Rorschach patterns of red I will forever see their faces and the faces of those that gave everything they had in those dark hours.
There is still an enormous amount of work to be done. Some of that work will never end. And while I work I will continue to wear these shoes. And when the last patient leaves our hospital, I will take them off, and I will keep them in my office. I want to see them in front of me every time I go to work. For on June 12, after the worst of humanity reared its evil head, I saw the best of humanity come fighting right back. I never want to forget that night.
Dr. Joshua Corsa M.D, EMT-P
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Senior Resident, Department of Surgery
Orlando Health Pulse Orlando, Fl