Citizen of the Week

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

David Mitchell is this week’s Citizen of the Week. Mitchell was nominated by Roy Allen, who said Mitchell has been helping him receive medical care recently. “I am a veteran that is a Type 1 diabetic, and I have two wounds on my foot that are very deep and will not heal,” Allen said. “I could not get into wound care at the VA due to too long of a wait period and had just received four days of IV antibiotics in the ICU at the VA hospital.”

His insurance was having problems setting up wound care, Allen said, so Mitchell stepped in to help. “He being a retired nurse with a master’s degree took on my wound care and comes to my house daily to clean my wounds and pack them up and applies sterile dressings and refuses to take any type of payment and just tells me I already paid for it with my service in the Army,” Allen said. “Without him, I would probably lose my leg.”

To nominate somebody for Citizen of the Week, email Samantha Jones at Citizen.Editor.Eureka@gmail.com.