|About 1 p.m. on August 28, I was taken by massive wave while at Poodle Beach. With a compound fracture of my arm, I was still able to get out of the water, and promptly a "blonde angel" appeared to offer help. All I can recall is she described herself as an O.R. nurse from, I believe, Philadelphia.
She administered first aid and refused to leave (fortunately for me) when several lifeguards showed up and told her to leave it to them. While I believe the lifeguards are good at getting someone out of water and putting on a Band-Aid, they certainly did not appear to know as much about the bleeding management or how to be as compassionate as my unknown angel.
My angel refused to abandon her work, told the lifeguards (in spite of being ordered to leave or they would have her forcibly removed) to get 9-1-1, and get me to Beebe. They finally did. After six hours of surgery and a $25,000 stay, I was discharged with metal plates and screws installed and no use of arm and hand. But, I was saved by that marvelous blonde angel.
I wonder if there is any way you might help me identify that angel so I can properly thank her for her "far above and beyond" care which finally brought the needed care. Without her, an injured swimmer would have experienced much more delay and extreme pain, or far worse. She was there for me and I want to express my extreme gratitude to her.
Does anyone know how to find my special angel?
Roger White, email@example.com
The family and staff of The Back Porch Caf is thankful to all the people who came out for dinner September 15 to help raise money for The West Rehoboth Youth Program. Thanks, also, to all of you who could not attend but sent us checks to help support this vital program, where every child is somebody. We're proud to give $2,300.00 to this wonderful program, helping the children of West Rehoboth.
Keith, Leo and Marilyn
On behalf of the Sussex Family YMCA, I wanted to thank you for being such an integral part of this years Block Party. We look forward to working with you next year.
Rick Deale, Sussex Family YMCA
I wanted to take this opportunity to send a sincere message of thanks to Steve Elkins, Kathy Weir and the rest of the CAMP Rehoboth staff who were so very helpful in providing space and logistical support for my talk on "Unleashing the Power of Your Purpose" September 14 and 17. Thanks to you all, I believe our sessions were a great success.
I was delighted to hear that the space in the courtyard behind the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center is available for the use of our GLBT community. This is a great location, the CAMP staff couldn't have been more accommodating, and it's very convenient to everything.
I'd like to encourage any member of our community who is looking for a space for a small gathering to take this area of CAMP Rehoboth into serious consideration.
H. Les Brown, MA, CFCC
On behalf of Delaware Pride, thank you for helping to make this year's festival such a great success! Without the generous support of individuals, organizations, vendors, entertainers, gay-friendly politicians, the local LGBT community and its allies, this year's Delaware Pride Festival, held on September 10, would not have been such a wonderful time for the GLBT community. Also, we extend much gratitude to this year's festival sponsors, EXP Magazine, The Jolly Trolley, ID Lube, Amtrak, and The Atlantis Inn. We're already looking forward to next year's festival, our 10th anniversary!
If you would like to become involved in Delaware Pride, please visit our website at www.delawarepride.org.
Delaware Pride Board Members
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LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 15, No. 14 October 14, 2005