LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Above and beyond at the beach pavilion

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 3:15pm

To the Editor,
On one painfully hot July 22, 2022, the campers of Camp Mohegan, where I work as a camp counselor, visited the Fred Benson Town Beach. Among our campers for the day was my younger sister, Laurel, who experiences faintness in extreme heat. About an hour-and-a-half into our beach day, Laurel told me she felt lightheaded and wanted to head
home before a fainting episode occurred. I called our mom and walked Laurel to the Pavilion for pickup and more water. Despite her worsening condition, Laurel made it inside before she could faint.
As soon as we arrived at the Pavilion, one of the beach rental employees, Wyatt, surprised us with a glass of ice water. Just as we were about to thank him, he generously offered to grab anything else we might need and offered an ice pack, which Laurel accepted. Seconds later, Wyatt returned with not only the ice pack but also a shower token, so my sister could run her head under some cold water. By the time Laurel finished her cold shower, our family had arrived to bring her home. Wyatt, I can’t thank you enough for your generosity at the Pavilion. These episodes are incredibly stressful for all of us, especially Laurel. You truly went above and beyond in aiding and calming my younger sister.

Thank you,
Mia Katz
West Side Road