To the editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank many people in our community. On April 27, while shopping in Hannaford, Damariscotta, with my granddaughter, I suffered a major cardiac arrest.
Without the medical aid of two members of our local community starting CPR immediately, it would have been a fatal event for me. I cannot thank these people enough, my two neighbors from Nobleboro who started the CPR; the employees of Hannaford; the EMTs and paramedics of CLC Ambulance Service; the staff at Miles Memorial Hospital; and the staff at Maine Medical Center.
We as a community are so blessed to have a hospital as good as Miles Memorial that is affiliated and tied into Maine Medical Center with their Epic computer system. They had my medical history in Portland before I arrived in the ambulance, saving precious minutes.
I also would like to thank the people of MaineHealth Care at Home. Their service at home after my release from Maine Med has made my recovery at home a better experience.
The community we live in is full of special people that are caring and put the needs of their neighbors first. It is by the grace of God that all the right people were in place that day for me and my family. From the people doing their groceries to the medical professionals on duty that day, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.