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It was every parent's worst nightmare.  On March 24, 2005, one-year-old Connor Reynolds fell down a flight of stairs in his grandmother's home in Burnaby, British Columbia.  Fearing the worst, Angela called emergency services for help.  The paramedics arrived on the scene in a heartbeat, but they told her that her situation was not an emergency and that she could tend to it herself.  One of the paramedics said that babies at that age don't have bones.

 Knowing that something was wrong with her son, Angela took matters into her own hands and rushed him to the hospital where doctors put him in a body cast to treat his broken femur. 
 
 While the B.C. Ambulance Service hasn't released details of what measures were taken, they have assured Ms. Reynolds that they've disciplined the paramedics.  That isn't good enough for her; she's contacted a lawyer just in case there are long-term consequences to the poor service Connor received. (http://www.freshministry.org/illustrations.html)

 Why would qualified personnel refuse to serve?  In this case, they didn't think there was a legitimate need-at least that is what they said. Perhaps it was laziness or hardheartedness-I don't know for sure.  Regardless, they had a job to do and refused to do it.  Certainly they deserve whatever punishment they will get.

 And so do we.

 Ezekiel 33:6 (HCSB) "However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but doesn't blow the trumpet, so that the people aren't warned, and the sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood."

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