On Nov. 20, 2015, we lost one of our beloved warriors, Betty Lou Heath, but her story, unselfishly told to me by her beloved husband Kenneth, is a gift to all warriors that will live on.
In 1997, Betty Lou Heath was working at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Talk about dedication: For 17 years, Betty Lou, whether working in admissions or the emergency room, did not miss one day of work. There were times due to emergencies or weather when she had to sleep over at the hospital.
For about two to three weeks, she was experiencing abdominal pains. Through the urging of her fellow coworkers working at the hospital, Betty Lou decided it was time to consult her doctor.