All who saved son-in-law’s life were truly angels

To the editor:

On Saturday, March 11, I got a phone call no mother wants to ever get. My daughter was crying and saying “Mom, come quick. I think Roger is having a heart attack.”

Roger is my son-in-law and we got there within 15 minutes. When we arrived, the Fame ambulance was there and when we went in the house, there were people everywhere. Roger was slumped on the sofa and an EMT was in front of him hooking things up and monitoring him.

My daughter was so upset I went to her to comfort her. My grandson Curtis was sitting close to his dad watching the EMTs work on his dad and every man in that room had their eyes on Roger. They were all very concerned and did everything they were told to do while being very respectful to all of the upset family and very caring to Roger.

I don’t know the names of all the boys who were there but my grandson told me the one who seemed to be in charge was Joseph Smith.

Also there were some boys there from Granville Fire Company to help.

That day I saw a bunch of men work together to save the life of my son-in-law Roger Wert and all together they did it. Also our local state police officer Dan Cherry was there.

Our family witnessed a miracle that day. They stabilized Roger, got him to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital which flew him to Danville in 15 to 20 minutes.

At Danville, he was taken to surgery and he was back in his room by 6:30 and his life was spared. The doctors said he had a massive heart attack that they call “The Widowmaker” and if he had not gotten there when he did, he would have died.

His doctor there was Dr. Blanketship and a true miracle happened that day. In this world of everyone complaining about gas prices, politics, their neighbors, taxes and everything else, take time to look at the good things that happen — like this.

Today, Roger is home doing great, wanting to go back to work as soon as possible.

We just want to thank all those boys who were there that day. All of you with the help of everyone at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger Danville saved his life and we will be forever grateful.

Of course we know God was the first EMT there, but he sure trained a lot of good people to help him.

Thank you so much Joseph Smith, Dan Cherry, doctors and nursing at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, doctors and nursing at Geisinger Danville and all the boys from Fame and Granville that were that day.

Linda Sherlock and family

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