Escape Fire Revisited: Escaping Pain

Have you ever been in pain and wanted to escape the discomfort?

CNN aired the documentary movie Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare Sunday night (and they will rebroadcast it Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET and again at 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.)

(© GlowImages / Stock photo)
( © GlowImages / Stock photo )

The inspiration for the title of the movie comes from an incident in Mann Gulch, Montana where a forest fire trapped a group of firefighters. Their foreman, Wag Dodge, intentionally lit a fire in front of him and then stepped into the newly burnt area. The fire went around that area since it was already burned out and Wag Dodge survived.

The phrase “escape fire” is now sometimes used as a metaphor for getting out of a desperate situation by looking at – and doing – things a bit differently.

Keith Wommack (Picture courtesy of Keith Wommack)
Keith Wommack (Picture courtesy of Keith Wommack)

The movie examines some of the challenges facing the U.S. health care system in this light.

On a more individual level, see how a neighbor’s compassion led this author – Keith Wommack – to escape a painful back condition, as related in his Houston Chronicle article that takes an inspired look at the movie.

To read his article, click here: Rescuing Healthcare – Escaping Pain.

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