Meet Barbra Fagan!
Barbra Fagan has worked in healthcare for more than 30 years. For the bulk of her career, she worked at Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin in cardiac and pulmonary rehab units, until this past year, when she joined a startup called ChannelHealth where she has been doing a lot of the same things as before, but more virtually than ever. Being in the field for so long, Barbra has experienced all of the ups and downs – which is the reality of this noble profession. “The best thing about working in critical care is being able to work with people – knowing that you’re making a big difference in their lives.” Fagan said, “That also means meeting people who share many traits – the main one being, we’re all helpers,” she added.
Asked why she signed up for the run, she responded simply, “[Foundation CEO] Cameron Curtis.” Fagan has completed more than 100 marathons, runs daily, and has done CrossFit for the past four years; but runner’s high was not her main motivation – it’s personal. “Whenever I have a chance to support Cameron, I’m going to do it. She’s an amazing person and MedEvac Foundation International is extremely lucky to have her.” Asked for comment, Curtis laughed and said, “I only have to pay her in post-run Bloody Mary’s to say things like that.” She added, “No, seriously, it just goes to show how easy it is to engage friends in our mission – all you have to do is ask, and they step up – because they can tell it’s close to your heart and they want to help.”