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A staff member checks the temperature of a passenger entering a subway station as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus in Beijing, China January 28, 2020. (photo credit:CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS, REUTERS)
A model of Simorgh satellite-carrier rocket during a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Iran, February 11, 2016 (photo credit: RAHEB HOMAVANDI,REUTERS)
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The Norma Findlay Story
A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph’s Hospital. She timidly asked, “Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?”
The operator said, “I’ll be glad to help, dear. What’s the name and room number of the patient?”
The grandmother, in her weak, tremulous voice, said, “Norma Findlay, Room 302.”
The operator replied, “Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse’s station for that room.”
After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, “I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow.”
The grandmother said, “Thank you. That’s wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news.”
The grandmother said, “No, I’m Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me anything!”
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