There are those who do more than we. There are those who give more than we. There are those who save a wretch like me.

Unfortunately, I must report that four such people are dead and six others are injured after two attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.1 The World Health Organization’s executive director for health emergencies is quoted as saying “We grieve for them as we would for one our own. We are heartbroken that they died as they worked to save others.” They join the ever growing ranks of the dead in the region.

I mourn for all those lost. I mourn for those who saved.

1. To date, “health workers and infrastructure have been attacked 386 times with seven people killed and 77 wounded.