Kaitlin's Heart for Heroes was established to honor the life of Kaitlin Bergan and her dedication to life as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Kaitlin valued family relationships and enjoyed spending time with her loved ones. She was a dedicatied young woman that conquered her goals, no matter the obstacles placed in front of her. When she set her sights on something, she never backed down. Knowing early in life that she dreamed of becoming a firefighter/paramedic, Kaitlin began her career as a volunteer firefighter in Coralville, Iowa while attending college at the University of Iowa. Following graduation with a BA degree in Health and Human Physiology, Kaitlin began her career as a paramedic in Anamosa, Iowa along with teaching EMS classes at the University of Iowa and as a volunteer firefighter. Life then took Kaitlin to Memphis, Tennessee where she was accepted as a Paramedic/Firefighter on their SORT Elite Team while she was in training to work in the Special Ops Station 25.    Kaitlin passed away by suicide on April 27th, 2022 at the age of 27 after suffering from PTSD. Kaitlin's family has dedicated their time to support First Responders and their loved ones experiencing similar crisis in their life.