The Ambulatory Non-Living
Naomi grew up in a high crime suburban area. By the time she was 12 she had witnessed her first murder. By 14 seen her first gang initiation. And by 16 society had given up hope for her. She had two choices, die there or get out. She chose the latter joining the Navy at 17 to become a corpsman. Basic training was hard for her but for the first time in her life she felt like she belonged. Upon graduation she was sent to Fleet Marine Force to be attached to a USMC company. A company that would soon see action overseas. While deployed several of her friends died, several she attempted to save. A few she was successful at resuscitating. By the time she left the theater, she had been shot once. She also began struggling with PTSD. Determined to do more with her life, Naomi retired from the navy as a CPO and went to medical school. She is currently in her third year there, working part time as a paramedic to pay for school and focusing on trauma.