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A Hero’s Natural Response: Garrett M. Goodwin’s Journey Through Life And Rescue Work

For the last few months, I’ve been working diligently on my first book, “A Hero’s Natural Response: Garrett M. Goodwin’s Journey Through Life And Rescue Work.” I wrote the book with co-author Justen Charters.

This book is unlike anything you’ve ever read. 15 years ago, I responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and Ground Zero. During my 24 days in the blistering heat on that massive pile of concrete and twisted steel, I witnessed the worst and best of humanity. I saw and experienced so much more than what Americans watched on television. And so much of what I went through, as well as other 9/11 workers remains untold. Until now. Yet, that’s not all this book is about. It follows a life dedicated to serving others.

From my time as a homeless teen to a young rescue worker to finding myself helping save lives time and time again. I’ve clocked over 20,000 hours responding to crisis after crisis, and emergency after emergency. Much of the time, it was just part of the job and other times I was caught by surprise. In the surprising moments − like when I helped save a baby at 35,000 in the air, I’d find myself swamped by the media with microphones in my face. And that barely scratches the surface of what I’ve done.

There are many more stories, all of which help you understand why you couldn’t nail my feet to the floor today or back then if someone called for help. For example, recently prior to Hurricane Matthew making landfall, I formed a task force to help respond and help people in the areas worst affected. It’s not something I do for fanfare, it’s something I still do because I’m addicted to serving others. The book is available for pre-order. With more surprises to follow!


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All proceeds of this book will be donated to the American Heros Foundation,

A nonprofit organization founded to help American heroes thrive, not just survive. I look forward to you joining us in this next big step to help our American heroes. Thank you so much.