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Woman thankful for help after fall left her stranded for 6 days

Hero of the week

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2005

 

  Doris Oglesby sits with officer mark Berestoff of the Soldotna Police, who rescued her after an accident in her home left her stranded and alone for six days. Photo provided by Doris Oglesby

Doris Oglesby sits with officer mark Berestoff of the Soldotna Police, who rescued her after an accident in her home left her stranded and alone for six days.

Photo provided by Doris Oglesby

Dear Editor,

How does one thank hundreds of people that were in some way involved in saving your life? In the Peninsula Clarion of course!

At the age of 81 had an accident and fell in my bathroom on Sept. 26, 2004 and broke my left hip.

I was rescued six days later and here is where the many thank yous begin to God for being with me, comforting me to the point where I don't even remember the cold even though I was hypothermic and dehydrated on a cold tile floor.

Thank you to Officer Mark Berestoff who did the welfare check on me and busted my door down to save me.

Thank you is hardly enough to all of the paramedics that gently transported me to the intensive care unit at Central Peninsula General Hospital. Thank you to all the ICU nurses and nurse assistants at Heritage Place.

Thank you to the therapists that helped restore my strength so I could walk again. To all the people at my church, Family Church of God, that cleaned my home so I wouldn't have to see the signs of my ordeal and repaired the busted door, did grocery shopping, cooking, snowplowing and more. And gave me a lift chair to help me at home.

If I've forgotten anyone, my deepest thanks to you. And one final request if you have someone who lives alone, check on them and be sure to get a Medic Alert around your neck. I now have mine.

With heartfelt thanks, Doris Oglesby



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