The Other Side of the Street

The Other Side of the Street

by Michael Deltmore

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Overview

Michael, born in the early '50s, grew up in a lower-middle-class neighborhood just outside a large metropolitan area. He and his family had many health issues. He was born two months premature and battled ill health most of his adolescence. His mother did not start in the workforce until she was forty years old because of ill health. For him the best day of the week was Sunday. That's when the family had meat with their main meal. The other six days, his meals were meatless, but not to say tasteless. They were a mix of creativity and culinary delights of the '50s. To this day, he cannot look at creamed peas on toast no matter how it's disguised. However, he forever remains grateful for his humble beginnings.
Michael was interested in the field of medicine at an early age. It seemed he was always at the family doctor's office for some malady or another. His doctor came from the same small Eastern European village that his grandfather was born in. He was more like family than just a physician, and he made quite an impression on Michael.
It wasn't until more than a decade after experiencing a life-altering event that Michael decided to start studying prehospital emergency medicine. One early morning, he awoke to his mother's lifeless body. She apparently was reaching for her nitroglycerine pills. Michael knew she wasn't breathing, and called for help. At that time, there wasn't anyone qualified to help—no EMS squad, only the local police department's station wagon that was adapted to accept a small gurney. From drawing her last breath on the family's couch, his mother never had a chance.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161478004
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/21/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Michael, born in the early ’50s, grew up in a lower-middle-class neighborhood just outside a large metropolitan area. He and his family had many health issues. He was born two months premature and battled ill health most of his adolescence. His mother did not start in the workforce until she was forty years old because of ill health. For him the best day of the week was Sunday. That’s when the family had meat with their main meal. The other six days, his meals were meatless, but not to say tasteless. They were a mix of creativity and culinary delights of the ’50s. To this day, he cannot look at creamed peas on toast no matter how it’s disguised. However, he forever remains grateful for his humble beginnings.
Michael was interested in the field of medicine at an early age. It seemed he was always at the family doctor’s office for some malady or another. His doctor came from the same small Eastern European village that his grandfather was born in. He was more like family than just a physician, and he made quite an impression on Michael.
It wasn’t until more than a decade after experiencing a life-altering event that Michael decided to start studying prehospital emergency medicine. One early morning, he awoke to his mother’s lifeless body. She apparently was reaching for her nitroglycerine pills. Michael knew she wasn’t breathing, and called for help. At that time, there wasn’t anyone qualified to help—no EMS squad, only the local police department’s station wagon that was adapted to accept a small gurney. From drawing her last breath on the family’s couch, his mother never had a chance.
Once emergency medical services started to spring up across the nation, Michael knew he could make a real difference in someone’s life. He began his studies, all while working one full-time job and two part-time positions to make ends meet. It was beyond difficult, but he survived.
Micheal E. Deltmore, EMT-P, is a pseudonym. Due to the nature and violence in this book, the author has chosen to keep his true identity anonymous.

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