On Dec. 21, I was in an automobile accident near Loon Mountain, New Hampshire. My car went out of control on black ice, and I spun 180 degrees into the path of a tractor-trailer truck head on. I had to be cut out of the car with the Jaws of Life. I sustained multiple injuries and was hospitalized for six weeks in New Hampshire and Boston. I am home now and expect to recover 100 percent.
I have little memory of the first four weeks in the hospital, but what I will never forget was the outpouring of helpers that saved the life of a stranger on a highway. I will be forever grateful to the troopers, firemen, EMTs, emergency room doctors and nurses, and the people who washed me and made my bed. Thank you. Special thanks to all of the community people who sent cards, visited, took care of my apartment and my cat, did errands, and sent food and kindness. You have all renewed my faith in humanity.