Don Myers began having problems with his heart when he was serving as senior pastor of Greenville, Ohio, Congregational Christian Church. As much as he loved being in ministry, some aspects of the work seemed to aggravate his condition. “My heart tended to go out of rhythm when I felt emotional, such as when I’d officiate at a special wedding, or when I was doing a lot of speaking,” Myers said. “It would beat erratically, and afterward my legs would be very weak, and I’d feel dizzy and worn out. Sometimes I’d forget where I was, as if I had had a mini-stroke.”
Lindsay Skaggs, Reid’s November Ambassador, has worked in the Psychiatric Services department for three years. She started as a patient care technician while she finished a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Indiana University East. She is now an activity therapist and is a junior in the IU East nursing program. Lindsay became interested in working with psychiatric patients after her father was diagnosed with dementia. He passed away last month, at age 59, due to the effects of the disease.