Anne G., Florida
Published on September 29th, 2022
In early July 2012 my husband and I began a car trip from our home in Boynton Beach, Florida, to visit friends in Northern Virginia and his family in Maryland and then we planned to continue to New York State to see my family and friends in New York. We were happy and excited. I had completed my last radiation treatment about a week before and he had purchased a new-to-us car the same week. We planned on traveling for about 3 weeks.
We were both EA+ members and we had our cards in our wallets, but when I needed it, I never thought to look for it. We left our last stop in Maryland after a very nice visit with his daughter. Alan said he was very tired, and I took over the driving when we left Baltimore and were on Route 95 going north.
Once on the New Jersey Turnpike, we decided not to rush to our destination. We found a nice motel that had room for us and our little bichon dog. After a nice nap, a good dinner at a nearby restaurant, and relaxing, I with a book and he with a paper, we went out for ice cream. When we returned to the room, he went to bed, and I sat up reading for a couple of hours before also going to bed.
That was when I realized that I did not hear him breathing. I tried to awaken him. Then I called the front desk for help. The emergency response arrived, and I was moved into another room. I finally remembered about EA+ the next morning and then I called Emergency Assistance. All I knew was that the funeral would be in Virginia.
They took over and handled everything, contacting the Medical Examiner, the funeral home, and transporting my husband. One friend took an Amtrak train from Washington, D.C. to be with me and drove my car back to another friend’s home in Virginia where I stayed. Friends, family and EA+ all took care of me. I thanked them at the time and now I thank all of you at EA+. I have always been grateful to have all of you.
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