‘After 40 years, I got to thank rescuers for saving my mom’

  • [Photo by Scott Lewis]

    [Photo by Scott Lewis]

By Scott Lewis, photographer

I had gotten a call to do a photo job for my brother Tim on Fiesta Days weekend last month.

A day or two before I left, my sister, Denise, found an old photo in a desk she was cleaning and just laid it on the table.

The Polaroid was of my mom in intensive care, banged up pretty bad. It brought back a flood of memories.
I texted it to Tim and he asked the date—I didn’t know.

As I worked at the Fiesta Days event in the park, I noticed the trailer for the local search and rescue team, fundraising with expensive burgers for sale.

In a moment, I found my self making a beeline toward the oldest gentleman standing around the trailer, with a notion to thank him hanging over me.

Well, I did just that and…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

Fiesta Days 2022. When you order a Search Burger, you could be saving someone’s life.

Gwen Lewis in the intensive care unit at Henry Mayo hospital

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