It was just a regular day recently for Ken White, one of our Meals on Wheels drivers. He stopped for a cup of coffee, picked up nutritious meals for delivery to homebound seniors, and, oh yeah, saved a life!
When Ken arrived at one of his regular’s homes, an 85 year-old veteran who lived alone, he was at the right place at the right time. Mr. K opened the door and told Ken he was not feeling well. Ken helped him to a chair, noted that he was in medical distress, and immediately called for help.
When the EMTs arrived they provided emergency treatment and rushed Mr. K to the hospital. Mr. K. had suffered a heart attack, which without prompt medical care could have been fatal.
Mr. K. is now recuperating at a rehabilitation center and spoke to Ken to thank him for being a lifesaver. It’s all in a day’s work for EAC Network’s Meals on Wheels drivers and volunteers who keep seniors safe at home with a safety check alongside the regular meal delivery!
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