Earlier this year I had an aneurysm at home that caused a stroke.
The hospital in Port Angeles had me flown to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, where brain surgery revealed an abscess on my brain stem.
After I was released, I ended up being flown to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton and then on to the University of Washington Medical Center for open heart surgery.
My life was in tatters and shambles.
I was really in a bad spot in life and I would like to thank the people who helped me to get my life and my health back.
I am sure that I will forget some names, but I will always remember what the doctors, nurses and counselors did for me.
The home health nurses, Lillian, Ena, Kim and all the others, as well as Tami and the crew at the BAART clinic in Port Angeles are my heroes, and I can never thank them enough.
The person I would most like to thank is Sandra Allen.
She works for Peninsula Behavioral Health’s PATH program doing outreach and helping homeless people find housing.
She is a rock star and deserves more thanks than I can ever give her.
Thank you Sandra Allen, Tami Maupin and Lillian. There will always be a special place in my heart for each of you.
I can’t forget Dana, my wife; it would never have happened without her.