By Letter to the Editor on May 14, 2021.
Recently, I was hospitalized due to COVID-19.
I am only 16 years old and the stress and uncertainty of having a dangerous illness with rare symptoms, along with being alone in the hospital is something I did not know how to cope with.
I would like to give the biggest thanks to the doctors and nurses at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (especially the 5 East COVID ward) who not only attended to my physical needs, but who sat with me at night when I was afraid, comforted me during times of panic, distracted me with stories and more.
For them, it might have only been a regular day on the job, but their kindness made a lasting impact on me and I will remember it forever.
Sadie Van Dyke