The Library Was There When I Needed Help

By Tina M. 

When my son was three, he had a seizure, and then another. I took him to our family doctor, who prescribed some medication, but was not an expert on seizure disorder. We ended up at the shrine hospital in Chicago, where a no-nonsense pediatric neurologist told me I must become the expert, as his doctors would most likely never see him have a seizure, and she recommended a book. I went to my home library looking for the book. They did not own it, but got it for me through inter-library loan. They ILL-ed that book for me so many times that they eventually bought it, and I became an expert on my son’s disorder, which helped identify the kind of medication his doctors prescribed. I am happy to say that my son is now 26 and has been seizure free for over 20 years. I am thankful to God and to the library for the support they offered when we needed it. I began working at the library, went back to school, and will have my MLS this year.

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