On May 7, 2021, I had a horrific fall at our camp behind Catfish Lake in Golden Meadow. I was in excruciating pain when my husband called 911. 

The first ones to come to my rescue were from our outstanding Lafourche Parish Fire District #3 office. They were the ones who sent out a boat to rescue me, attended to my immediate needs and took me to the boat launch where Lafourche Ambulance further assisted me. 

I was flown out by Acadian Air Med 2 to University Medical Center in New Orleans. I had 10 fractured ribs, 3 breaks in my scapula, a punctured lung, and was in and out of consciousness. I was hospitalized for 10 days and had surgeries on some of my ribs, where the doctors put plates on them and on my scapula to hold them together. 

University’s trauma team was wonderful. I am still recovering, but am getting better every day, thanks to our glorious God, the great care that I received from so many people and the prayers from everyone. Thank you all.

I am so grateful to be writing this letter and even to have been in so much pain, because if not, that would have meant that God would have called me home that day, but He spared my life and I thank Him every day for that.

Many thanks to members of Lafourche Ambulance, Lafourche Parish Fire District #3, Acadian Air Med2, University Medical Center in New Orleans and anyone who helped me behind the scenes.

We are indeed fortunate to live in a community with such caring and devoted individuals.

You are all so appreciated!

Mitzie Angelette

Cut Off, LA

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