We are happy to accept the nomination of Dr. Shane Spicer for the silentlambs "courage" award for his work in helping victims of Hurricane Katrina. The following comments were made by a fellow doctor in his recommendation:
"Dr. Spicer is a 4th year psychiatry resident who was trapped along with 20 or so other HIV providers in the Ritz Hotel in New Orleans.
During the aftermath of the hurricane, Dr. Spicer provided emergency psychiatric services to many, many patients for days until we were eventually rescued. While his work in New Orleans during the crisis was not related to child abuse, he did provide emergency psychiatric services to both parents and children in crisis. Many people were terrified while we were trapped in the hotel (including ourselves and Dr. Spicer) and he admirably worked to calm/ease the minds of anyone who needed him in a profession manner above and beyond the call of duty."
"While the rest of us all were medically trained, none of us had the expertise he had to handle what ended up being the biggest series of problems we faced. We were just as trapped and scared as the rest of the hotel guests, but Dr. Spicer admirably stepped up and put his own concerns aside to help those people through the most traumatic of times."
The award will be sent directly to him in the mail. We are happy to recognize those that expend themselves for those in need.
To view courage award recipients see this link,