To the Valley News:
On Jan. 23, I suffered an unfortunate accident while hiking with my dog. Throughout the ordeal that ensued, I have been the recipient of an extraordinary outpouring of compassion and a flow of Good Samaritan acts. Words seem inadequate, but let me make an attempt to thank: the Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad; the Elizabethtown Emergency Room Staff; the late-night Emergency Staff of CVPH in Plattsburgh who ushered me into the OR at 2:30 a.m. in the morning; my study-for-sainthood orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Phil Volk and the excellent staff of caregivers and healers on R6 at CVPH who endured my personality for 13 days. All met the event with patience, professionalism, concern and great human kindness – I offer my sincere thanks.
I am indebted to the community at large, that surround me with warmth and caring; bringing assistance to my doorstep, my larder and wallet. The support has been phenomenal and immensely helpful. To those who have taken time to walk my wonder dog, Annie – let me add her wag of thanks.
My faith in God pulls me through each moment in this adventure and I am filled with gratitude for all the liaisons of God’s love and gentle mercy.
Kate List, Wadhams