FDNY EMT Ashley Diaz is a 5-year veteran for the FDNY, as well as, a mother to her four-year-old son. On September 15th, 2022, she was the victim of a senseless act. While off-duty she was walking to her car parked outside of her home and was struck by an oncoming car. Ashley was smashed into her car door and fell to the ground, luckily she remained conscious. What she saw? Her leg mangled, blood pouring onto the street, teeth scattered, and her mother screaming. At this moment the odds were severely against her in terms of survival. With just minutes to live, this woman who had dedicated her life to serve others was at the mercy of the response and service of her peers. Due to the remarkable response of the NYPD and the FDNY EMTs she was being treated within 2 minutes. Even in this critical traumatic moment, Ashley remained conscious and leaned on her training, literally instructing the first responding officers of her needs in order to keep her alive. The most critical treatment being the proper application of a tourniquet. Her only concern was to live another day for her son.