Here’s the thing about the Wednesday night plane crash near Thomson that killed five people and injured two: After you finish reading about it, you can just put down your paper or turn off your computer and get on with your day.
Seven families can’t.
Two families, as we write this, are fretting over the futures of chief pilot Richard Trammell and another survivor who were airlifted to Georgia Regents Medical Center.
The other five families?
Dr. Steven Roth, Kim Davidson, Heidi McCorkle, Tiffany Porter and Lisa Volpitto worked for the Vein Guys, the medical practice Roth co-founded that specialized in treating vein diseases but, on the side, gave back to our community in many ways.
Whenever we part company with a relative, friend or
acquaintance, we never really know if we ever will see that person alive again. But you can’t dwell on that fact. If you did, you’d never get anything done.
Instead, dwell on this: The people who died in this crash left this world loved. That shouldn’t be taken for granted.
A sign on the door of Augusta’s Vein Guys office says, “Thank you so much for all of your sweet thoughts and prayers! Please do continue to pray for us all, we need it so much right now!”
We all certainly will.