I would like to thank, with my whole heart, all my friends, family and acquaintances that have sent a cascade of cards and emails wishing me well and a prompt return to good health.
Every one of them was greatly appreciated.
I am especially grateful to my wife who immediately started CPR, the 911 dispatcher, and to the team of EMS and MedEvac personnel who responded so quickly and professionally. Together they brought me back from a nearly simultaneous heart attack and cardiac arrest.
Friday Harbor should be very proud of its emergency services, which enable all residents to go about their daily lives knowing world class help is just a call away. Thank you.
Marc Forlenza/Friday Harbor
— Editor's note: Marc Forlenza is Friday Harbor's elected representative on the County Council, District 3.