Sometimes we are so bombarded by the news of all the evil that surrounds us that we come to believe this is what the real world is really like.
Last week, my worst nightmare came about and I found out otherwise. I stayed in Florida because of the lovely weather and my husband, Bill, decided he would drive to our home in East Liverpool. After he had been home a few days he sounded strange on the phone. He had become very confused. Although he had retired 14 years ago, he thought he was still working and went to Homer Laughlin. There, the security guards, along with Deputy Tate of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, realized he was having a medical emergency. They treated him with great kindness and sent for an ambulance. He was treated with great care by the staff at City Hospital. They eventually were able to contact me in Florida and got my permission to send him to Allegheny Hospital with a suspected stroke. In the meantime, my friends, knowing I was frantically trying to get a flight out of Florida, took over Bill's care. Marilyn and Jim Hadley, Cheryl and Phil Chan, Andrea and Matthew Salmon stayed by his side till the ambulance came, and were kind to me in so many ways, too many to mention here. I will always be greatful to them. I have had so many offers of help since Bill was discharged from the hospital. Thankfully he is doing better every day.
These are the real people who surround us. The unsung heroes that go about their everyday lives helping people in distress without any thought of reward. We are blessed.
M. Mollie Irwin