Several weeks ago, a fall form a tree stand left me in a busted heap in a remote area of the county. I had incurred severe thoracic and spinal injuries including a broken neck. The ambulance and rescue crews of Glade and Pleasant townships were the ones activated for my medical extraction.
They first had to work through many obstacles of my location just to get their equipment and personnel on site. Once there, they quickly stabilized, treated and transported me down the mountain to an awaiting helicopter. Their skillful actions and reactions required in my care that afternoon probably saved my life and certainly kept me from permanent paralysis. I wish to thank all involved, knowing my words do fall short in comparison to that they gave me.
What gives me pause at this point in time is the thought of that day, which was both so ugly and miraculous to me, was just another "run" for those crews of Glade and Pleasant. How truly lucky we are to have them among us and may God bless them all.
Peter A. Hettman