On behalf of Mark and myself, we would like to be some of
the first to wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year! If you are anything like us the commencement
of 2013 finds your pants a little tighter, a detox tea in your hand, and
optimism in your heart that this year is going to be even bigger and better
than the year before!!! Before we can
move on we would like to take this opportunity to properly bid 2012 farewell in
what we call “David Letterman Style”. Of course we all know Mark and his tendency to be a bit wordy, so it will be his Top 13 as opposed Top 10, but it is 2013 so it follows a good theme!! So
without further ado…….Here is Mark Mennie’s Top 13 from 2012!
Until next time.....
Danny Kelly and the Dalton Family. This assignment was created to highlight the efforts of the Survivors' Network, an amazing group of of Air Medical friends who are there to help Survivors of traumatic crashes, including the obvious or stealthy effects of PTSD. These unique stories, bravely share their thoughts of growth and change and of course needed photo illustration. Some of the candidates were easier to portray, others were more of a challenge. I felt like I "got" Danny and his challenges and and I certainly felt "I wanted to be more like Dustin" as his family was a blast (and that was me in 1977...the skinny kid on the left with the glasses...). As some of my friends know this was not an easy project for me to do as I had to head back to Washington DC to cover part of it; but as ironic as it all was this was one of the most fulfilling projects I have done in a long time.