A humbling experience
by Richard Fierova Woodsboro
May 02, 2013 | 1049 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Two weeks ago I suffered a severe heart attack after attending a NASCAR race in Ft. Worth. (As if I needed something else to go a rye after Labonte and Gordon dropping out of the race)… I was awaken at 3:30 in the morning to a strange feeling that I could only assume was the aftermath of a 13 ton Savanna Elephant camping out on my chest all night long. I awoke my wife and told her I was not feeling well, after a quick “Mom mode” vitals check, she called the front desk of the hotel and 911 was called, arrival was less than five minutes and care immediately given… it was during this time I could not imagine my wife’s thoughts standing in a room full of strangers, EMT’s straddling over a non responsive loved one and overhearing “No blood pressure, no pulse, no vein to start an I-V”…. I was rushed to Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth where I was treated and looked after by a superior staff of doctors and nurses to aide me in my healing….

The overwhelming response and the largest part of my healing was not in the actions of the EMT’s, nor the hospital staff, but in the family and friends of the community in which we live, with the countless amount of phone calls, e-mails, text, communications in every which form in this day of technology to let us know of prayers and thoughts… from every denomination of church groups, Woodsboro ISD staff, coaches, teachers, custodians and especially the kids who made and signed a huge “get well soon” card really touched me and emotionally threw me over the edge… I say thank you with a slightly damaged but with ALL of my heart…

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