>> PHOTOS: Young accident victim donates award money to paramedics
James was recently presented with a national courage award in Boston, where she was also awarded $5,000. She donated all the money to the Medic One Paramedic Training Program.
“If it wasn’t for all of the paramedics and the Medic One Foundation and Dr. Vedder, I maybe wouldn’t have even been here. So I just decided that giving back would make me feel a lot better,” said James.
The money will fund pediatric training for future paramedics.
James wears a compression sock at times, but is doing great.
She is the leading scorer on her lacrosse team and enjoys swimming.