Effingham teen restores ambulance to educate, inspire



a person standing in front of a truck: Lucas Hartzog with his ambulance


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Lucas Hartzog with his ambulance

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) – A career in the medical fields may seem intimidating to some, especially given the ongoing pandemic.

But for one young teen in Effingham County, it’s been a lifelong dream and he’s now using his passion and a new set of wheels to educate and inspire others.

Over the past month, students across Effingham County have been learning more about a career in the medical fields.

However, this lesson isn’t being taught by your typical teacher.

“I’m Lucas Hartzog. I’m from Effingham County High School,” said the Effingham County High School sophomore to a South Effingham High School class on Tuesday.

But perhaps the even bigger surprise.

“Starting off this is my ambulance,” said Hartzog.

Yeah, the ambulance, it’s his. In fact, it’s his first car.

Lucas is used to answering questions about his new

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