November 20th, 2015 was very routine for me and my family. I spent my day preparing for the big Friday Night Football game between Choctawhatchee and Niceville High Schools in which my grandson would be playing for the division title. It was a tough game and when our coach made a call I didn't quite agree with mid-way through the fourth quarter, something went terribly wrong. I don't have much memory in regards to the next week or so, but my family has provided me the details. At that point in the game, I lost consciousness, there in the stands, surrounded by family, friends, fans and thankfully individuals in the HealthCare Industry. I was pulled from the stands and rushed by ambulance to the nearest hospital, Twin Cities Hospital.
This is where the miracles begin. Again, not having much memory and going on information from my family, everyone that my family came in contact with during this event were absolutely amazing. This included the ER Staff who constantly checked on all the people in the ER waiting room while the doctors and nurses fought to revive me and get me stable. I was moved to ICU, where visitors are limited, the staff realized my family and friends were not leaving my side, and made a room available for them to stay in day and night. The doctors, nurses, and facility staff would routinely come in the room and sit with my family. Offering words of encouragement, providing hourly updates, or simply being there for them.
When I woke up, I had no recollection of what happened. The staff was so kind and patient. The ICU staff would talk to me, reminding constantly what happened and why I was there. They advised me I had a Pulmonary Embolism and that it was nothing short of a miracle that I was here and able to recover the way I did. I saw the way the staff interacted with my family and I knew, this was a special place. I have traveled the world, met many people and unfortunately have been in many hospitals, but nothing quite like this place. There are no words to fully express how amazing this hospital is. I am grateful every day that I was fortunate enough to have been brought to Twin Cities Hospital. I firmly believe this place is the reason I am here today and for that, my family and I are forever grateful.
"I have traveled the world, met many people, and been in many hospitals, but nowhere quite like Twin Cities Hospital. I am grateful every day that I was fortunate enough to have been taken to Twin Cities Hospital and I firmly believe this place is the reason I am here today. And for that, my family and I are forever grateful."