Each Friday morning at 6:30 a.m., 98.1 KHAK's Brain & Courtlin pay tribute to an Eastern Iowa first responder. The weekly honoree receives a $25 gift card to Wild Hogs Saloon and Eatery in Walford and a $25 gift card to Honor and Respect.

Today we honor Nikki White, who was nominated by Kaila Bumgarner! The entry reads:

"Nikki started out many years ago as a dental assistant, but always knew that wasn't where her calling was. She started as a paramedic for Waterloo in 2015 and knew she was where she was supposed to be. She loves Myrtle Beach, so she moved and worked as a paramedic in South Carolina, but she was pulled back to Iowa. During the pandemic, she went to the southern states to help with the COVID outbreak. Being a single mom for many years, and now a grandma, she works for Waverly Ambulance, as well as running a small business called Pink Luna. She always puts everyone else before herself. She helps with as much as she can without letting you know she is struggling sometimes, too. She is a great person and a great friend."

Kaila Bumgarner

Congratulations to Nikki! We thank her for her service and dedication to our community!

Our First Responder Friday winners are selected from nominations submitted by you! You can make a nomination below. When including your photo, please keep in mind that any kids in the picture need to be your own. Please let us know if we have parental permission to post the children, otherwise their faces will be covered when the photo is published to our sites. Thank you for your submissions!

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