Here for the unexpected.
Here for you.
It was a summer morning that started like any other. Keith Devine left for an early shift at Cottles lumberyard. Heather Devine was readying her children, Kayden and Keyshawn, for camp.
Keyshawn stepped out of the house, threw his baseball cleats in the car, and went to explore the rocks in the nearby yard.
“I heard the neighbor’s truck start and then the most chilling groan.” Shares Heather, an Aquinnah resident and Unit Coordinator in the Emergency Department at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Unseen, Keyshawn had been struck.
“Walking into the ER at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is still a blur. I remember seeing Dr. Casper and the Trauma A team – my co-workers, my friends – already assembled and I instantly felt comfort and reassurance.”
After an extensive exam and comprehensive CT scan, Keyshawn’s multiple injuries were diagnosed as serious, but thankfully not life-threatening.
“Reflecting back, having been born and raised here, I know how very special it is to be part of this community. Islanders have been and always will be rooted in taking care of one another.
To survive something like that and be back playing in little league this spring is nothing short of a miracle.”
Community support is critical in healthcare delivery on Martha’s Vineyard 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether to bring life into the world, navigate a diagnosis, or battle a pandemic, we are here for the unexpected, we are here for you. Thank you for being here for us too.