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Gregory Englund of LRGH saved my husband’s life

To The Daily Sun,

My husband John Nash and I wish to commend and thank Gregory Englund APRN of the Lakes Region General Hospital emergency room, the Meredith Visiting Nurse Association nurses and physical and occupational therapists, and the volunteers of Moultonborough Senior Meals.

On Oct. 26 we could not stop a bleed from a tiny abrasion on the corner of my husband, John’s eye. John was taking Plavix, a blood thinner, at the time. Greg Englund APRN on duty at the Lakes Region General Hospital emergency room ordered a CT, which disclosed a large subdural hematoma on the left side of John’s skull. Greg listened and acted when my husband mentioned a fall over Labor Day weekend. If he had not, it is likely my husband would have died or at least suffered brain damage. Greg had John transferred immediately to Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Before John could come home permanently, he had two procedures to remove the hematoma and spent almost two weeks in Concord’s HealthSouth Rehab Hospital.

Greg Englund, words are inadequate to thank you. We will be letting your superiors know what a fine addition you are to their staff. We wish you continued success in your career and may you save many more people.

Each time John came home members of the Meredith Visiting Nurse Association, nurses Brittany Waldrip and Jeri King and physical and occupational therapists Cheryl Rollins, and Jenn McMaugh, where there to greet him and prepare him for a full recovery. Each and every one of these women were professional, knowledgeable, kind, and patient.

Life was made much easier and more pleasant during this most unpleasant time by the Senior Meals of Moultonborough. Thank you Donna Grow. John commented that your meals were as good as a major restaurant. These meals not only nourished his body but his mind, as he looked forward to and enjoyed each one. Donna invited John and me to join them in Moultonborough at the Lions Club for lunch. What a wonderful service, meals at a reasonable price enjoyed with the company of great people.

To the volunteers of Moultonborough Senior Meals and to all those who came to our home especially in that bad weather we say, “You are angels.” You made a bad time much better. To Donna we say again, “Thank you the food was delicious.”

We have two reasons to thank the Meredith Visiting Nurse Association as Nurse Jeri also helped our granddaughter Kate Ahne-Kilroy and made her as comfortable as possible as she fought cystic fibrosis. Thank you Nurse Jeri. Your confident, self-assured manner helped me to stay calm and confident.

Jane and John Nash


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Christians must have faith, which leads to belief & acceptance

To The Daily Sun,
Constant differences are voiced and written; faith not only having to defend itself within but without as well. Such is faith. The guise of those within who portray the faith only as it will serve them is the thread which entwines limiting the fullness which faith gives.
History leads back beyond words, as stones stand and lie, buried and carved in cliffs. Today history is being read on the strings of DNA, some retrieved from finger bones, the language of it hasn’t yet developed its full vocabulary.
Whatever beliefs we hold to today seem to limit reality, some denying and destroying evidence of the past and others ignoring or branding it a misconception. Then we have science which deals with provable results. Stone, after all, is what has survived the ages to carry a past reality through time, perhaps just that we might know it.
The hardest stone is of an element which also is very soft, which supports life and some say will be our demise, that is carbon. The second hardest stone is composed of two elements oxygen and aluminum, corundum.
Not that it may confound our faith but there is an unspoken thread constantly binding the reality in these states and has for quite some time. Today it has taken on its own definition of reality to the point of being a religion in itself. The politically correct marches in the streets, broadcasts only what they believe will advance their agenda. Knowing the Constitution allows itself to be amended, they know their “correctnesses” wouldn’t pass; such was Ted Kennedy’s 46 years in the Senate wanting national health care and getting it only through a federal law which had to be passed before we could know what was in it.
So what does any of this matter today? Well, yesterday isn’t that far behind and, yes, we are still here and will be, we may safely assume. But what may not be here is what was given us back in 1776 and what has had to be fought for ever since. It is what the ultra left, which controls its party, came so close to securing and is so desperate yet to. After all, it can tax us to obedience. California’s Gov. J. Brown taxes cow flatulence to save the planet (gaining more revenue), raises state taxes to compensate for federal taxes being reduced. The freedom to profit from our labor only to allow the government to tax us *(federal tax in 1944 of 94 percent) or not.
So what does this have to do with the stones still standing from thousands of years ago? When perhaps someone of the human tribe will find the words, “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, ... with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of ... on a broken and buried stone. And leaving it for the lack of comprehension. Much as today, the PC’ers and other religions require no faith as they are told what is, in the Christian religion one must have faith, faith lends itself to belief and it to acceptance. One either has it or not; all the ranting about Christians is for nothing, it is forgiven. Faith is unalienable.
* (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-would-you-feel-about-a-94-tax-rate/ )
G.W. Brooks


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