"This note is to praise the hospital staff of East Texas Medical Center. I’m still remembering them from ’85. The Tyler neurosurgical team, Dr. Ledlie, my surgeon, the nicest and most caring doctor; Dr. Mark Race and the Rehab people on the 4th floor at that time; all the people on the third floor in the circle (telemetry), head nurse Betty, Carol, Diane, Joe Domm (old blue eyes), Danny Miller who helped me get dressed when my daughter was working and wheeled me to rehab like he was my son.

Dr. S. Roberts and team made the water flow again. He always smelled so nice. All these caring people with God’s help made the difference in learning to walk again after neurosurgery and stroke during surgery.

Thanks to the three R’s as a way to reflect and say I still remember and include them in my prayers with love and thanks. Dr. Ledlie said I would be walking when I went home and that he would dance a jig on the very day. Oct. 6 my daughter was at the front entrance taking me home. Dr. Ledlie appeared and he did dance a jig. (What a happy day!!!).

I was 80 on July 16th, can’t dance but thank God I’m still walking and doing great. I’ve even had a trip by plane (3 weeks’ vacation) to Anchorage, Alaska (the last frontier).

God is good and God bless those lovely people always.

- E. Jackson of Tyler