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A Story of Heroism and Courage by Billy Prevatte

September 14, 2020

Billy Prevatte

Written by Billy Prevatte

Billy Prevatte submitted the following story about his heroic efforts that saved his mother’s life. DDS wants to send Billy a very special congratulations for his amazing work and a big thank you for sharing this inspiring story with us to share with all of you.

I am honored and humbled to say after the May 2nd, 2020 Saturday morning 06:57am health scare of my mother which led to her being in the hospital for 13 days and rehab I am proud to disclose that my mother has recovered to the point where she can come home, to her family. I was the hero who dialed 911 immediately following the health scare. I would first and foremost like to say thank you to everyone for their support I also would like to thank All Pointe Care Case Manager Shaina Perrotti for her support and allowing my mentor Oussoumane to come check on me every day which helped me a great deal in coping with my mother's health scare. Which I appreciate so kudos -to you Shaina and your awesome staff. I would also like to say thank you to my behaviorist Paula from All Pointe Care for her support and her comfort. Throughout my mother's health scare. I would like to thank my DDS Department of Developmental Services Case Manager Adele Frost for all of her support and making sure that I am supported. I would like to foremost thank the Middlesex Hospital Emergency Room Doctors and nurses and the second floor Intensive Care Unit Doctors and Nurses for taking great care of my mother who I care about very much. I would like to thank the first responders from both the Hunters Ambulance Service EMTS and the paramedics from the Middlesex Hospital Paramedic Program. I also would like to thank very much is Kat Wood for her kind words and support I couldn't have done it alone without all of the support that has come in from everyone. My mother is recovering very well I also would like to thank the staff of Middlesex Health Care Center for monitoring my mother's condition. I would like to thank my friend Middletown Firefighter Lieutenant Joseph Bajorski for calling me a hero it was a team effort from myself and Hunters Ambulance Service EMTS and the paramedics from the Middlesex Hospital Paramedic Program and the doctors and nurses of the Emergency Room and the Intensive Care Unit Doctors and Nurses as well I just would like to express my deepest admiration and appreciation for everyone's thoughts and prayers for my mom and her recovery. I would like to get trained in how to respond to certain emergencies like this one when I saved my mother's life. In closing: I just want to foremost say I appreciate everyone's support and wishes for my mother's health and recovery.