Letter to the editor: Gratitude after crash

To the editor:

Thank you for pulling over to let the first responders get to the scene. The explosively loud metal-on-metal blast you heard near Kansas Highway 10 and 27th Street on the morning of Monday, Oct. 21, was the result of the big rig impacting my car and testing the very fabric of its safety systems. Thank you, 911 caller, and to the angel who compassionately peered into my broken window and called my wife to give her the bad news. I thought I was dying. No. I was certain I was dying! I could not fill my lungs with the life-sustaining air it needed. The fire and rescue team ensured I had a chance. Thank you to them and a myriad of medical personnel at LMH Health, from nurses to doctors to technicians to laboratory specialists, for putting my “living” as their top priority. Five mornings later, I am painstakingly typing through broken ribs, a broken back, collapsed lung, bruised spleen and much internal and external swelling to say thank you. Thank you, Lawrence, for having thoughtful, caring people, and even better facilities, to cope with such life-changing dramas. To the collective heart and soul of Lawrence that came together to give me a chance, I will be forever grateful.

Mike Harris,



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