But there was no time to celebrate those beeps. The journey wasn’t over: General manager Shannon Messer (pictured above, left, with David) followed the ambulance, but when calls found the associate’s wife stranded at home, Shannon M. detoured to pick her up and bring her to the hospital.
That night was tough on everyone: Larry and his family, of course. The SIRT team. Everyone at DC 6084. But the next morning, they got the good news: Larry was doing OK.
When asked what they’re grateful for, Joe, David and Shannon say: The other associates clearing the area to give privacy for the associate. Their SIRT training. And that God was present.
“At that point we needed everything,” Joe agrees. “We needed God to be present, to help us not only help that associate but to help those of us trying to respond and stay calm and do the right things and make the right calls—to follow our training.”
Since then, Larry has been recovering well. Larry’s father came to the facility to pick up his truck and to thank everyone.
“This man hugged me for so hard and so long!” Joe says. “He said, ‘Larry wants to meet you.’”
So after a few weeks, Joe and his wife went to meet Larry and his wife. “He’s doing great,” Joe marvels. “His wife said, ‘Joe, the doctors specifically told me that the only reason he is still here is because he was able to get help so fast.' She said that the treatment that he got so quickly is what saved him.”
Here’s to SIRT members everywhere, and all they do! We hope Larry, and family, and everyone at DC 6084 continue to do great.