I worked with "Wild Bill" in ER at Community when I was fresh out of college. He was my favorite Doc. Besides his humor, compassion,and God given gift of an outstanding Doc , he had a enormous heart. I will always remember when EMS gave us a 6 yr. old, whom had aspirated a balloon at her birthday party. Doc and I ran from the "cast room" to her, and upon opening her mouth he removed a red balloon. He threw it hard to the floor as there were tears streaming down his face. A huge heart? You Bet!. The little angel was so beautiful, dressed up, never to see another party Later after I had two daughters, i NEVER let them have any balloons. I have been on a "soap box" against balloons for my entire life. You see I believe Doc saved MANY lives that day. We are all better for loving him.
Sending you comfort and peace.Memories are wonderful.
Sharon Paul Trauma Nurse Community 1969-1980