A no-win situation
Jessalyn Stone – Auburn, AL
I once cared for a patient who had been a physical therapist & rode a bike. He was riding around 5 AM. He was hit by a college student who recognizing the signs & symptoms of too much drink, spent the night at a friend’s house. Unfortunately, insufficient time had transpired from the last drink to resumption of the wheel. He struck my patient, forever changing the physical therapist’s life. “Sandy” lost: his marriage & custody of his children, livelihood, home & independence. Sandy lives at home with his elderly mother who tenderly cares for him every day. Sandy’s health is now precarious as he is often in & out of the hospital. To his credit, the college student did not leave Sandy stranded. He called for help & stayed by Sandy’s side. It is a no win situation.