Medical teams deserve much praise

May 1, 2014

It is difficult to believe that it will be one year on May 4 that I was taken ill. At age 71, I had never spent even one night in the hospital. That would change on May 4, 2013, to almost a month. I had the first of a series of major heart attacks and was not expected to live. I needed specialized surgery that could not be done locally. Because of my condition, most Mid-Atlantic hospitals would not take me. Doctor Prasad, a wonderful human being and a great doctor, did not give up. I finally was taken by helicopter from Beebe Medical Center to Washington Hospital Center where Dr. Lowell Satler successfully performed two emergency surgeries. One more surgery will be needed.

I give my heartfelt thanks to many whom I do not know and many whom I do. To my family and friends; to the members of the Milton Fire Department; to many of my former students and former co-workers at Smyrna and Cape Henlopen school districts; to the staffs of Beebe Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.; to Doctor Rajinder Prasad and team; to Mid Atlantic Air Transport Service; to Doctor Lowell Satler and team; to my many friends in New Castle Presbytery (USA); to Pastor Kabesele and Pastor Tshibuabua of Kananga Presbytery of the Democratic Republic of Congo and their congregations; to the Mam Presbytery of Guatemala; to Beebe Home Health Care; to Beebe Cardiac Rehab; to my many Protestant, Catholic, Jewish. Islamic and all friends; especially to the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church (Rehoboth Beach) and our wonderful shepherd, the Rev. Dr. Frank Deming; and, supremely, to our God. Thank you. Thank you for all of your many blessings to me.

I’m not sure how long I have. None of us are. I believe that we need to accomplish all that has been assigned to us. (After all, I am a Presbyterian.)

Sally Cordrey,

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