Just wanted to share a comment on your cardiac case as well. I had the same situation happen to me in June 2015. Cardiac arrest that evening. My wife called 911.
Paramedics off Seamist station worked on me at the house over an hour as well. Shocking me five different times. Off to same hospital and induced a low temp coma for four days.
A blessing I am still here from God. No physical or mental defects and trying to still get my arms around this episode.
I would love to speak with you some time to share this with you. My wife is my Savior on this. I owe her everything!
My name is April Shaw, Lisa Bedford is my sister. The CV ICU nurses and PCAs at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights were awesome! Explained all about the meds, procedures that were being done, encouraged her and were very sympathetic: Bryan, Renee,Samantha, Nick,Debra, Ashley, Emilio, Oga, Rosie, Mildred,Brenda, Sebastian just to name a few. And Dr Haas, he fought so hard for my sister with everything humanly possible to make sure she would survive and have a full life, he is truly gifted by God! My family and I thank them all from the bottom of our hearts for caring for Lisa as if she were family!
Mayor Turner and City Hall efficiently fixes pot hole
Some weeks ago, you wrote an editorial about Mayor Turner and City Hall’s efficiency with the “pot hole” problem. Well, I was on the way to the Post Office the other day and noticed this big pot hole in the street–thought “Now there is a hole that really needs fixing.” Driving back home, about ten minutes later, I saw a city crew hard at work filling in the hole. I thought to myself, “Wow, now that is carrying efficiency to a whole new level–mental telepathy”!
The Illusion of Public Figure Wisdom
Long ago I wrote a eulogy for my grandmother’s funeral. After the service, numerous attendees in her little town accosted and conversed with me, treating me like a celebrity. Many wanted to know what I thought of such-and-such, some requesting advice on subjects about which I knew absolutely nothing. I understood from that point forward the pseudo-power a public figure exercises — and we see this all the time now when, for example, Hollywood bubble-heads opine about presidential macroeconomics policies, rock star dopers chime in on Congressional politics, and professional-sports P.E. majors adduce declarations involving international affairs.
There’s some bad with the area’s delectable good
I must convey my dismay at the July 6 article (“New planned community setting down roots in Oak Forest”) featuring the real estate movements of Kiki Neumann. As a neighbor directly impacted by this transaction, I hardly regard Ms. Neumann’s decision to sell her property to a developer who is posed to squeeze 22 homes where once there were two as a laudable way to honor one’s parents. It appears that The Leader sought only one point of view in this article, and completely ignored the impact to other residents directly affected by this new development in our quiet area.
While it is true the new development boasts a single century-old oak tree, it should be noted that every other mature tree on the wooded, 2-acre lot was hacked down and hauled off along with every other bit of vegetation. As one long-time neighbor told me, “It looks like a bomb went off over there.”
For Ms. Neumann to state that this development was “a great choice for the local area” is presumptuous and insulting to those of us who continue to live here. Frankly, it was not what I expected from the community-minded neighbor you described in the article.
Abandoned pool becoming public safety hazard
The owner’s name should be published. There is no excuse for allowing a property to become a blight on an entire neighborhood, as well as a health hazard. Our taxes should not be used to repair the problems caused by this neglect. The owner should be fined the maximum amounts allowed by law for every possible infraction, and liens posted on the property if the fines are not paid, with a resulting public sale of the property to pay the liens. I wonder if it can be condemned?
Contacting 311 about neighborhood issues is a joke. Just look at the chart that shows the acceptable number of days for addressing issues.
I have reported a street drainage issue in our neighborhood at least three times. The first two times, it was dismissed as “not our department’s issue,” so on the third attempt, I reported it to FIVE departments. They ALL either dismissed it or recategorized it so that it would not have to be addressed until the latest of 180 days or Hell Freezing Over.
I reported a missing (likely stolen from the curb) trash container. Took 25 days, though the standard is 10. Contacting Ms. Cohen’s office just adds insult to injury. It took an appeal to the Mayor’s office for a solution.
And now we have a city official advising people to go buy stuff they can throw into the water. Nice.
Perhaps Ms. Cohen’s new BFF, the suspended Director of Public Works, has a solution. Hell, if he had enough money to “loan” a HCC trustee over $70K, perhaps he can go buy that stuff to throw in the water. He sure as hell has the time!
Inaugural media camp hones skills of craft
Wonderful! Our girl liked it. Thank you Jonathan.
My grandson JJ Stoops really enjoyed his week. Hope this will be another adventure for next summer.
Thanks to all the professionals who participated.