I have several favorite men in my professional career. No- I am not a member of the world's oldest profession, but rather a flight nurse/paramedic in pre-hospital medicine. The guys I work with are second to none. The twins in Hampton/Allendale County are some of the best pre-hospital providers I have ever gotten to work with- but my favorite guy by far is Stanly.
Stanly is all of 3 1/2 feet tall, loves trains, police cars and helicopters and is 5 years old.
Stanly can also explain why we have tail rotor guards, how we load a patient, and how to do CPR. But that is after he shakes your hand, says 'Hi, I am Stanly, and 'pleased to meet you'. He also says yes ma'am and no ma'am, and calls me 'Miss Karyn'. He also has mischievous blue eyes that melt your heart.
I met Stanly when his two older brothers, Catlin and Jason Schroyer brought him to see the helicopter at Allendale a few weeks ago. He didn't just impress me, he impressed our entire flight crew, James and Paul. Last night during a joint EMS night out with the hospital, one of the twins showed up, and my first question was where was Stanly? Jason explained he was at home- I told him it would not be a proper outing without Stanly- and Catlin brought him over.
He showed me how to catch bugs, investigated someone getting a ticket in the parking lot- then told me the train was coming. 'Don't you hear the bells Miss Karyn?'. And then the helicopter came into view. 'They have to make a circle to make sure where they are landing' he told me. And as soon as the rotors were stopped - he was the first one out there.
He made friends with the flight crew he didn't know, visited with his 'friend' the pilot, then flirted with our flight medic Toyanna. He showed her how he can open a bag of chips without help and was seen on the fence line with her telling her dinosaur jokes.
His brothers keep him on a short leash- and if he follows in their footsteps- Hampton and Allendale Counties will be very lucky- these are three of the finest young men I have EVER met!