November 4, 2016
I would like to recognize a teacher at Enterprise Middle School for her total devotion to her students. My daughter had two Grand Mal Seizures before school one day and was taken to Kadlec. She had several more seizures throughout the day.
I contacted Ms. Jeanne Davis to let her know my daughters situation. She came to the hospital after school that day to see my daughter with an envelope of cards from the students in her class. Ms. Davis teaches the Life Skills class. This made my daughter extremely happy, considering she was very scared and did not understand what was happening to her.
While Ms. Davis was visiting with us, the doctor came in and said that they wanted to air lift her as soon as possible to Seattle's Children's Hospital. Ms. Davis said that she would stay and visit with my daughter so that I could go home and get bags packed for our trip. They said to plan on being there at least 5 days.
While I was gone, Ms. Davis ensured that my daughter got something to eat before our trip. Because they did not want her to eat anything in case they needed to use anesthesia after we got to Seattle. Ms. Davis even stayed until we were on the helicopter and took pictures to take back to the class with mine and my daughter's permission. My daughter was scared and seeing her teacher was very comforting to her.
We kept in contact with Ms. Davis during our ordeal at Children's. When my daughter finally was able to go back to school, Ms. Davis helped her with her fears about having more seizures and has put her at ease in the classroom. This is a special teacher you have working in the Richland School District and my family thanks her for her dedication, kind heart, and willingness to be there not only for her students, but for the student's families who are just as scared as their kids are when a medical crisis develops. We thank her from the bottoms of our hearts. Don't let this one go. She is truly a gem.