An alert “06880” reader named Tina writes:
I just had to pass on a positive Westport experience.
My 10-year-old son broke his arm at the Compo skateboarding camp yesterday. I cannot say enough about the excellence and compassion with which the skateboard instructors, Compo first aid crew, paramedics and policemen who responded to the scene handled the situation.
My son was in a lot of pain and pretty scared. The first responders all beat me to the skatepark. I was so relieved to seem him in such great hands when I got there. Everyone was professional, competent, and treated him with such caring and kindness. These people are all obviously in the right jobs.
Not only were they able to address his immediate medical needs, but they took the time to talk to my son and calm him as much as possible. They even said goodbye and wished him well before they left us.
When we returned to the skatepark later in the day to pick something up, the instructors said they were about to call and check on my son. They then spent time talking to him, giving a pep talk and wishing him well.
I definitely felt that great “small town” feeling yesterday, and wanted to pass it on.
As for the broken arm, the patient reports, “It’s a small price to pay for such a great sport!” He plans to be back at Compo skateboard camp next year.