Three years ago, Taishana Lewis called her brother’s cellphone to offer him a ride, but got no answer. She called another family member, but still could not reach him. Twenty minutes later she learned why: Her brother had been shot five times in a drive-by shooting.
But thanks to Boston Emergency Medical Service responders, he survived. And on Monday, Lewis’s younger brother pinned her Boston EMS badge to her uniform during a ceremony at Faneuil Hall for the city’s newly minted emergency responders.