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Check on no-show patient might have saved a life

Mar 17, 2010 9:32:00 AM - thestate.com
On Monday morning, 85-year-old John Williams of Rock Hill was late for his 9 a.m. appointment at Southern States Physical Therapy.

The little old man with the bright eyes and the brighter smile had been coming since September.

?He is never late,? said office manager Janine Geada. ?Like clockwork, he never misses. He?s a true gentleman. So I called his house a few times, but didn?t get him. I figured I would give him until 10.?

But Geada did not return to her work after the calls went unanswered. She knew Williams lived alone, had no wife or children.

Instead of going for a muffin, or to the bank or just plain back to work, Geada got in her car and drove the couple of miles to Williams? home. She found his car in the back under the carport, but nobody came to the door.

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