First responders valued at Nana Glen

Missy Allen in happy times with her mum, Adrienne Langman, whose last hours were made more comfortable thanks to the attention of volunteers from Nana Glen Community Emergency Response Team.

A CALL-OUT for volunteer First Responders by the Nana Glen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in early March caught the eye of Missy Allen, whose family are forever grateful for the speedy response of the team and their dedicated emergency vehicle.

Missy contacted News Of The Area to share how this service touched her and her family’s life.

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In May 2022, Missy, daughter of local Nana Glen residents, ran the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon in Sydney to raise money for the Nana Glen First Responders.

She did this in memory of her beloved mother and best friend, Adrienne Langman.

Missy raised $850 in gratitude for the work done by the Nana Glen First Responders who attended her mother on 7 November 2021, when Adrienne was in urgent need of oxygen while receiving palliative care in the last hours of her life.

Missy’s sister, Katie, was frantically driving up from Sydney while the rest of the family was at Adrienne’s bedside.

“Without the First Responder’s presence, my mother would have missed seeing my sister arrive and my sister would have missed some of the last moments of my mum’s consciousness,” Missy told NOTA.

“Without the aid of the Nana Glen First Responders my mother may have experienced distress in those final hours but instead, due to this priceless local service manned only by generous volunteers, in my mother’s final
hours she was able to feel safe and supported by receiving the oxygen she needed.

“While we miss Mum beyond words, we are forever grateful for the support of the Nana Glen First Responders.

“This service is vital for our local community.

“It is such meaningful work these volunteers provide that literally transform precious moments for individuals like my mum and families like mine.”

Adrienne passed peacefully with her family around her on 8 November 2021.


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