October 29


Posted 10/29/09

A couple of months ago I wrote about a case that came into the hospital while Gary was on call. One of the local TV stations did an interview with the guy yesterday, showing him preparing to watch the Phillies game with his son and grandson. He said:

“I watched as the taxi came right at me and he didn’t even move,” said Haubert. “I couldn’t get away.”

"I was D.O.A. at Jefferson Hospital," he said. "And Dr. Lindenbaum was there and he brought me back with the paddles."

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video.

As I watched the video, I was struck by the fact that this man's focus is not on the loss of his leg, or of the pain or the financial difficulties he now has, but thankfulness that he survived and geniune appreciation for those that made it possible.

God bless, Mr. Haubert.