To the editor:
I would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the Greenport first responders who took time away from their homes and families to rush to my house on Christmas morning. My mother, who lives with advanced COPD, suffered a humidity-related breathing emergency early in the day on Christmas.
When she lost consciousness, we called 911 and were amazed at how quickly the team of police, EMTs and members of our fire department arrived. Within minutes, my mom was in the hands of trained professionals who helped her to begin breathing normally again and transported her to the ER. I am so grateful for the professionalism, skill and compassion shown by all the first responders who helped us.
I would also like to acknowledge the nurses, doctor and health aid at Eastern Long Island Hospital who helped to make sure my mom and I were back home safely in time for Christmas dinner. Our family is truly grateful to the men and women who serve our community with such dedication.
Mary Roberts, Greenport