On Sept. 13, 2016, I experienced some discomfort in my chest and other symptoms that something was not right with my body. Several minutes passed and I decided to let a friend take me by the Forest Park Fire Station on Linda Way to get my vitals checked. After various tests, it was determined by the firemen on site that the paramedics should be called. They performed further tests and decided I needed to be transported to the nearest hospital. I was not very receptive to the information, but they explained why again and advised me to go, so I decided to follow their advice.
I just want to give these young men credit for making the correct decision for me because after more tests and a heart cath, it was determined that I had had a mild heart attack. These men treated me as I am sure they would have treated their mother or grandmother. I am 74 and had never had any major health problems, but they were sensitive to my needs and took charge as only they know how. They were kind, respectful, caring and sympathetic.
These men and women that give so much of themselves do not get the respect and credit they deserve, so I wanted to honor them with this letter of gratitude. If I had not heeded their advice, maybe things would have turned out differently. These men and women that put their lives on the line for our communities each and every day are a blessing to us and we should always respect and appreciate them.
Thank you again, Linda Way Fire Station in Forest Park!