Letter to the Editor: A very public thank you

Recently, my son had a seizure while at home. Rather than relive that event, I want to focus my attention on the outcome.

Jacob is doing well. He’ll need to undergo a series of test, etc., and he remains in good cheer! When I arrived on scene coming from work, Jacob was surrounded by several of Marco’s dedicated firemen, police and paramedics. I’ve had the distinction of seeing these folks in action before and never gave enough consideration to publicly thank these men and women.

Today, I am so very grateful to the Marco Island Police Department, Fire Department and paramedics who responded to the 911 call. Their poise, procession and proficiency is remarkable. I, for one, am thankful to live on Marco knowing I have such an incredible team of first responders.

Thank you!

I also need to thank a man who we don’t know. My youngest son went screaming for help outside of the house. Someone responded. We don’t know who you are or where you came from, and we are grateful. You might be a neighbor or a passer-by.

This man came into the house, turned Jacob on his side, opened his mouth and this insured Jacob would be alive when the police, firemen and paramedics arrived. Due to this man’s awareness and willingness, Jacob began to expel the vomit that was preventing him from breathing.

Thank you, good Samaritan. It’s the best I can offer.

Al Wagner

Marco Island

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