Served for a natural gas company for about 10 years, Brad Livingston experienced back-to-back explosions on the utterly preventable job. Laying on the ground in a near-death condition, he was still amazed by 2 things. The first was about his involvement in the explosion. Otherwise, it would not hit him. Secondly, it happened in the blink of an eye. Everything was fine a second ago.
Other than 5% chances of survival, the medics also hinted at the possibility of dismembering both hands and legs. According to them, he could not even survive another night. But he pulled through all calamities.
He acknowledges the unwavering support of family & friends, therapists, doctors, and nurses by giving them credit for his survival and recovery. He feels highly indebted to doctors, nurses, and therapists who used to treat him with such attention like he was the only patient to be attended to.
His tale of courage will be unforgettable for you. It surely leaves a lasting impact on the way you live your life afterward. Everything turned out okay. And he is fortunate enough to be alive. This is what people keep telling him. Although, he is not sure about it.
The pain he endured told him something else. He can now recall the whole incident. He narrates anyone could barely survive when he is directly hit by an explosion not once but twice. But this is what he had to go through twice. The question arises ”how” and ”why”? Was he even alive? All this took one second to happen. In a second, his life had completely changed from a fit, delighted, athletic husband & father to a person who didn’t even know if he was alive or not.
Now multiple questions whirling in his mind. “What is he capable of now”?
“What will he ever be able to do”? And the most pertinent question is, “What is going to be awaited for my family and me to recover from an explosive act I have been involved in on the job?”
It was not just the extreme physical pain, but the emotional trauma and torment were persistent and unbearable. The emotional shock was more than any worst physical pain. Not even once has he been able to participate in his beloved hobby of distance running. It has been his passion for almost two decades.
It’s really a story to share, and that’s what he exactly wishes to do now. In an attempt to warn and protect for putting themselves, their family, kin, and company into a disastrous danger.
Brad Livingston encourages and prompts people to perform their duties cautiously each day for genuine and obvious reasons. They may ignore otherwise. Learning from his personal experience, he can educate people about the toxic blend of too much self-confidence, inapt perspectives, and the time-saving’ shortcuts. It is hard to forget what happened to you “Just a Second Ago.”