Faith re­stored in hu­man­ity

Kent County News - - OPINION -

To the ed­i­tor: This past week my wife and I came to Chestertown for a brief va­ca­tion to savor the beauty of your en­vi­ron­ment, cul­ture and his­tory.

Three days into our rev­erie we lamentably had a fairly pro­found car ac­ci­dent.

The hu­man­ity we en­coun­tered af­ter this mishap trans­formed this night­mar­ish event into one of ap­pre­ci­a­tion and grat­i­tude.

At the scene of the ac­ci­dent the by­standers were help­ful, com­pas­sion­ate and kind (one gen­tle­man of­fered to look af­ter our dog “Moose” while we were taken to the hos­pi­tal).

The emer­gency per­son­nel, fire­men and po­lice at the site couldn’t have been more pro­fes­sional and sup­port­ive.

Once at the Chestertown hos­pi­tal we were treated im­me­di­ately with a kind­ness, friend­li­ness and ex­per­tise that bor­dered on unimag­in­able.

Upon re­lease from the ER an off-duty vol­un­teer fire­man drove us back to our mo­tel and re­fused any com­pen­sa­tion other than thank you.

The whole ex­pe­ri­ence has left us with a deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion of your com­mu­nity.

In the nearly per­va­sive cli­mate of po­lar­iza­tion and self­ish­ness that seems to ex­ist in our present cul­ture, the cit­i­zens of Chestertown through their re­mark­able com­pas­sion have re­stored our faith in hu­man­ity.

We thank you so much!

David, Zoe and Moose Green­baum

Sho­hola, Pa.

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