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First of all I would like to thank God for his divine mercy and grace he bestowed upon me that frightful night. I was at home watching television and at the same moment getting ready for bed when I began experiencing shortness of breath due to my asthmatic condition. I immediately started my nebulizer treatment but notice I was not improving like I normally do. It's at that time I decided to go to the emergency room. I called my nephew who lives close by and when he arrived, I was still on my nebulizer but the minute I got off about to leave I felt like I wasn't breathing on my own. That moment I knew I was in trouble not being able to breathe on your own it's not a good thing (very scary  ). But with all that said this story is not about me and my asthmatic episode it's about the people that God placed in my life, on that path from my nephew to the security guard on duty, to the male nurse, EMTs, Dr. Clayton Wheatley,  Dr. Kilaru and the entire team of professional nurses and staff members on hand that helped with my recovery that night. 

Many times we often overlook the mere fact that these Doctors, Nurses and Staff members that we encounter whenever we go to the hospital whether emergency room or just the regular clinic,  that these people despite their professional title that they are people just like me and you that are face with the same challenges, struggles and emotional stress we all go through on a daily basis. How many times have we gone for some sort of service and complained about how slow or how long or maybe how unprofessional someone might have been but never actually took the time to ask that person how are they doing, what kind of day they were having thus far or just acknowledging them for just being there to render service to you. We are all guilty of this, never finding time to acknowledge the 99 things that they do right but always complaining about the 1 thing that they did wrong.

As people of this community, we have to do better. We have to acknowledge the sacrifice, dedication, the willingness to care enough to take on such challenging professions to everyone here at the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital. We as a community need to be more understanding, more respectful, more encouraging, more supportive and most of all be more Thankful to all whether they were on duty when we arrive for care because they experience the same things when they show up for their shifts. I say thank you,  thank you,  thank you from the bottom of my heart for you all are the true heroes of this community. I encourage you to keep up the excellent work providing services to this great community. And may God bless you and your families for only you know your true sacrifice.  Thank you again for saving my life. I will forever be grateful.