Letters to the editor March 12

Doctor went beyond the

call to care for patient

Dr. Masood Ahmad came into our lives in December 2016 when my husband was diagnosed with kidney cancer and high blood pressure.

My husband’s cancer spread to his lung and then to his brain. He had the gamma knife twice. Dr. Ahmad was there with us. We were blessed to have him. I would call his cell phone and tell him what doctor had what tests scheduled and the day. He would check the results and call us to let us know.

If we needed prescriptions filled, he would call them in for us. On Jan. 9, my husband was placed in hospice. Ahmad set that up for us, and we had a great hospice care team. Anytime we had questions, we would call him and he was there. None of the other doctors would do that.

They didn’t even want to tell him that his cancer was spreading throughout his body. He had an MRI done. No one would tell us anything. I called Ahmad, and he came, went over the results and came in and told us, tears building up in his eyes.

That was in December 2018. My husband passed away Feb. 6 and Ahmad talked to him that night, even though my husband was in a coma.

I have a lot more I can tell you about Dr. Ahmad. He is truly a good doctor and a wonderful person, caring about his patients comes naturally to him. God bless you, Dr. Ahmad.

Cindy Harper

Uniontown, Pa.

Student needs input

on W.Va. class project

I am writing this letter as part of a class project for the novel “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.”

My class and I are reaching out to newspapers across the country in a state we wanted to learn more about. I am sending my letter to West Virginia because of my favorite song, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver.

I have completely memorized the song and still haven’t gotten enough of the state. So when this project arrived it was the perfect opportunity.

I am writing to ask your readers to please write back and tell me why they like West Virginia, interesting facts about the state, what monuments are located there and what visitors can do there. They can write to my school’s address: Queen of Peace Catholic School; 4508 Vistula Road; Mishawaka, IN 46544.

If they could also include a copy of the newspaper where they saw my letter, I’d greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions, please contact my teacher’s email at aweisser@queenofpeace.cc or you may contact her by phone at 574-255-0392 Ext. 123.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Samuel Letcher

Mishawaka, Ind.

Why not name wall for

Frederick Douglass?

How can we get Trump to drop his border wall plans? Insist it be named in honor of legendary abolitionist and civil rights fighter, Frederick Douglass.

The 2018 interest payment on the deficit will be $383 billion. Think what that money could be used for.

Peter Miller


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