Stories from the Community
From Sean Kerr in Shropshire
I was skiing in America March 2013, staying in Sunday River. While I was skiing, the pole went into my ribs. I went straight to hospital and on the way I was told I had 3 broken ribs, a punctured lung and my heart wasn't working properly. I also had problems breathing. I had 7 injections in the ambulance: 3 drips, 2 blood samples and 2 injections. There were tubes coming out of my arms everywhere. I was taken into a helicopter and there I met flight nurse Jackie Turcotte. I had no t-shirt or anything. All I was wearing was a pair of joggers. I was freezing. My temperature went down a bit but not too much. We landed at a hospital where the doctors were amazing. They gave me a new t-shirt, socks, shoes and a hat. I was all snuggled up. I got home last week with a lot of bruising and cuts but not so much that I couldn't do anything. I was in pain for 3 or so days but after that the swelling went down and all I am left with is bruising and cuts which are healing. Jackie Turcotte sent me a calender of the helicoptor I travelled in and a little card wishing I was all good. Thank you to everyone that looked after me and for everything you all did for me.
From Bruce Skakle in Stockton Springs, ME
I know of at least three friends and family members that are with us today due to the swift transport and fine care given after heart issues required critical care at EMMC in Bangor. Thank you for all you do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNc4QqLAGK4
From Lisa Amabile in Hollis center
I was out running errands with my dog, Emma and was hit head-on by a sleeping driver. I don't remember anything after my last errand and woke up three weeks later at Maine Med's SCU unit. I lost my Emma in the accident and was injured badly and still am recovering and having surgeries from my injuries sustained in that life-changing accident. I owe my life to the Alfred/Waterboro fire department, the York Country Sherriffs dept.,Lifeflight of Maine, and the staff at MMCs level one trauma Center. My family and I don't have the words to express how grateful we are for you all! Truly a gift from God! We love you all!
From Bill Stengel in Brunswick
As an EMT in Midcoast Maine, my team worked with LF to save the life of a teenager trapped in his car after hitting a tree at high speed. The team effort, the professionalism of LF's critical care medics and nurses and the superior responsiveness made the difference. Tom Judge and his entire team deserve Maine's highest accolade for service above and beyond. We called and they came.
From Lynne Maxfield-Cole in Harrison
Father's Day 1999 my son was en route to his see his Dad. He was hit by a semi ..LF was called ..my son would NOT have survived a road transfer ...through the efforts of the first responders, LF and CMMC my son survived ! I now have 4 grandchildren...one just two weeks old !! The LifeFlight crew are our 'earthly' ANGELS .... THANK YOU !!!!!!!
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