Friday, December 13, 2013

Another 911 Operator in Need

Odessa (TX) Dispatcher Tina Jones in Need of Support
Public Safety Communications dispatcher Tina Jones with the City of Odessa, Texas is currently in the Critical Care Unit at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX. She has been there for 2 weeks today, suffering from complications of a disease called Myasthenia Gravis. She has been on a ventilator since Nov 26th.
Tina was diagnosed with the disease last February and was forced to retire, and give up her position as a Communication's Supervisor which she had held for many, many years. She made a remarkable recovery (remission) and was able to come out of the medically forced retirement, and had gone back to work part time, working her way back to full time for the past several months, and was in the process of applying for the supervisor position again, and getting her benefits ( insurance, etc) back in force, when the disease took her in a reverse direction yet again. She would have had her 20 years of service completed in 2014......
Tina has been a huge supporter and follower of 911 Cares for as long as I can remember, and always kept a jar on the dispatch counter for everyones spare change, and I have no doubt ya'll have spoken to her several times over the years. I can't even begin to imagine what her medical expenses will be totalling up to, but her medications alone to control the disease were unbelievably high before this setback.
While donations to assist with her medical expenses would be fantastic, cards and letters of encouragement would also be appreciated to keep her spirits up. If that is something possible that could be put out there, please call or email me and I will put your company in touch with a fellow friend of Tina's who is able to give more up to date information and a local address to ensure she receives them in a timely manner.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Cindy Knight
1024 Breezewood Dr
Arlington,TX. 76017

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