(Akron Beacon Journal/Mike Cardew) AKRON, Ohio -- As a medical helicopter rushes to help a child facing life or death, Mitchell Holley is there to keep everyone grounded.anna rawson hot photos
While the nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapists focus on saving young lives, Holley tends to the spiritual well-being of the patients, their parents and the medical experts who care for them.malilibog na pinay
Holley also joins the transport team on trips to bring critically ill and injured patients to Children's aboard the hospital's ambulances, which serve as mobile intensive-care units.
Whether he travels by ground or air, Holley's role is the same. He's a calming presence -- someone who is there to talk, to listen, to assist and, if desired, to pray.
"Even the people who don't have a faith group or religion, they're very open to me, knowing I'm there as a support.
" On a recent afternoon, Holley comforted Jennifer Kennedy while Children's transport nurse Jayme Wiggins and respiratory therapist Melissa Massey prepared her son for the trip from Mercy Medical Center in Canton, N. freeavi to dvd
When he had a seizure at school, Braylon's mother quickly called his neurologist at Children's and met the ambulance at Mercy's emergency department.
Her husband went to Akron, Ohio, to await Braylon's arrival. "It sounds like you're able to think very quickly, being able to call everyone," Holley said in admiration.
She confided her fear to Holley: Did Braylon's seizures mean a shunt placed in his brain had malfunctioned? Holley knows the family.
He'd seen them in the hospital during Braylon's previous visits. "You're a Christian, right? " he asked Braylon's mother.