The following is excerpted from the local newspaper, The Hawk Eye and was written by Bobby Riggs :
"Please Let My Son Not Die," a story by Nancy Leigh Harless of Wever, is included in "Reflections on Doctors: Nurses' Stories about Physicians and Surgeons."
In the collection of nearly two dozen provocative essays edited by Terry Ratner and published by Kaplan Publishing of Canada, readers are taken behind the closed doors of the operating room, the emergency room and other venues where medical situations are exceedingly intense.
The account by Harless is about the kindness, compassion and respect a "Doctor Drita" showed a frightened new mother, and how her behavior during a simple newborn baby exam gained all the medical staff's trust.
Harless is the author of "Womankind: Connection and Wisdom Around the World," based on her experience as a women's health care practitioner.