Thursday, June 24, 2021

A tale of amazing, home-town heroes

| May 13, 2021 1:00 AM

I have a story to tell you about the heroes in your hometown.

It was a beautiful, sunny, spring day. We were headed up to the border to visit a sick friend but decided to stop and check on our hunting retreat cabin. You see our cabin had been broken into countless times, since we no longer lived there full time. As we drove up, we saw evidence that yet again it had been breached.

While entering the cabin to see what was taken, my husband tripped and fell down like an implosion. He said, “I think I just broke my neck!” I log rolled him onto his back protecting his neck and drove down the road about a mile to where I had cell service and called 911. In about 20 minutes approximately, a paramedic arrived and followed me to our cabin. Shortly, an ambulance arrived and then several other people.

Being an RN myself, I was so impressed with how these professionals handled my husband to ensure he would not be further injured. As I watched this drama unfold, I was so impressed; it was like a perfectly choreographed performance. Once he was loaded into the ambulance, we drove down the road to a place we knew of near where a helicopter could land. Waiting for us at the gate, were several more people ready to help.

My husband was flown to KMC, had surgery and is up walking, talking and recovering nicely.

We want to say a huge thanks to all those people who showed up. We also want to reassure the people of Bonners Ferry that you are in good, professional, competent, hands when you call EMS. These people exemplified what is most important for us all and that is to love your neighbor and be caring and kind. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You do make a difference and are very important.

Thank you so much.



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