I have had an occasional heart arrhythmia since I was a teenager and had an extreme episode as I sat in the Fred Meyer parking lot last week. A good Samaritan called 911 for me. He stayed with me and talked to the 911 operator until the first responders arrived, even though his wife and children sat patiently in their truck.
I thank him very much. The first responders were great and very professional. I must say the new emergency room is first rate and staffed with real professionals. I thank them for the care they gave me.
I feel lucky to live in Newport and with the wonderful people who are here.