MacKenzie Hawkins took an unusual route to becoming an EMT. Having started nursing school, she decided she wanted to go toward the faster pace of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Staying in school, she acquired her degree in psychology, which she says will go a long way in helping patients stay calm in emergency situations.
She begins her new career with Mercy Flights on Sunday. In a year she plans to push toward new heights by becoming a paramedic, and eventually jumping on helicopters as a flight medic. A true superstar!