EMT gets sendoff before going to hospital for cancer treatment


THE HOSPITAL, A PROPER SEND-OFF. WGAL NEWS 8’S KATELYN SMITH
TAKES US THERE. KATELYN: GETTING COMFORTED BY
HIS DAUGHTER —
>>THEY’RE HERE TO SEND YOU OFF. GOOD LUCK. KATELYN: AS THOSE WHO HA
BECOME HIS BROTHERS FILL THE
PARKING LOT NEXT TO THE EPHRATA
COMMUNITY AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION. ANDY ETMAN AND HIS DAUGHTE
BECAME EMT’S HERE AROUND THE
SAME TIME.>>I WAS A LITTLE IRRITATED
BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO GET MY
OWN WINGS AND HERE’S MY DAD
TRYING TO STEAL MY THUNDER.>>I LOVE YOU, ANDY. KATELYN: NOW YEARS LATER, THEY
WERE ALL WORKING GREAT TOGETHER
UNTIL THE END OF MARCH
EMILY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SKIN
CANCER AND TWO DAYS LATER HER
DAD WITH NON-HODGKINS LYMPHOMA EMILY: ONCE AGAIN HE WAS TRYING
TO STEAL MY THUNDER, BUT I’M
THANKFULLY HEALTHY, BUT DAD
WASN’T AS LUCKY. KATELYN: ANDY IS HEADED TO PENN
STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER FOR
ABOUT THREE WEEKS’ WORTH OF
TREATMENT. MR. ETMAN: THE SUPPORT I’VE
GOTTEN FROM ALL THESE PEOPLE
JUST IS —
KATELYN: ANOTHER REASON IT MEANS
SO MUCH FOR HIM TO HAVE ALL
THESE VEHICLES HERE, THI VEHICLE IN PARTICULAR,
ANDY SAYS HE’S DRIVEN OTHER
CANCER PATIENTS TO THEIR
APPOINTMENTS IN BEFORE. EMILY: AND WE’RE THE WORSE
PATIENTS, THEY SAY, SO VERY
STUBBORN. MR. ETMAN: I’M AT A LOSS FO
WORDS, WHICH ISN’T USUALLY MY
STYLE. KATELYN: HE IS GETTING SEN

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