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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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With Much Gratitude

With Much Gratitude

On the morning of January 8, 2020, at about 1:20 a.m., our mom who suffers from Alzheimer’s left her home in only her nightgown and socks. My family and I began searching the neighborhood and soon realized we would need help. My brother called 911, and his call was transferred to the sheriff’s office. Within a few minutes, police officers arrived at our house. As we continued to search the area, more and more emergency responders arrived to help.

My family and I would like to thank all Lafourche Parish Sheriff officers, firemen, ambulance workers, harbor police, Golden Meadow policemen, and Louisiana State Police who helped search for our mom. We appreciated those neighbors who allowed the police to view camera footage, which gave us the direction in which she walked. Thanks, thanks, thanks to our neighbors, friends, and family who joined in on the search.

We appreciate all the prayers that were sent our way. It was the longest hours of our life not knowing where our mom was and if she was all right. We were very concerned about her well being because we could feel the temperature drop ad we were searching for her.

At around 7:00 a.m., our prayers were answered. We got word that she was located about four tenths of a mile from her house.

We would also like to thank the ambulance workers, Lady of the Sea emergency room doctors, nurses, and staff, and second floor nurses and staff who helped care for our mom.

It is great to live in a community when faced with emergency situations; so many people come together to help!

Jerrilyn Duet Hebert

Randy Duet

Wayne Duet

Tony Duet