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December 20, 2013

2 EMTs help brighten the holidays for an 8-year-old boy

The boy recently lost his guardian grandfather to a stroke; the responding EMTs wanted to make sure he was OK


MUNCIE, Ind. — A pair of Delaware County EMTs have spearheaded an effort to help an 8-year-old boy who recently lost his grandfather.

Advanced EMT Wayne Loudy and Paramedic Kurt Mathews responded to a 911 call in October. The call was made by Brenda Rhye. She dailed 911 because her husband, Eddie, was having a stroke. Brenda and Eddie Rhye are the grandparents and guardians of 8-year-old Dakota.

Loudy and Mathews stayed with Brenda Rhye and Dakota at the hospital. Eddie Rhye passed away a few days later and it impacted Dakota and Brenda Rhye. It also impacted Loudy and Mathews, the EMTs. “Six years ago Sunday, I lost my father and my 11-year-old boy at the time found him and I know the hole that that (left) in my son’s heart ’cause I see it everyday,” Loudy said. Loudy and Mathews felt compelled to make sure Dakota would be okay.

Full story: EMS workers brighten Christmas holiday for a child

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