Kauai fortunate that Dr. Downs resides here
In reading the fine story (The no-name storm and new Poipu lifeguard tower by Monty Downs TGI 4/4) no one should miss the heart of this story.
Dr. Downs continually gives accolades to the fine lifeguards he represents but he is the motor and force that keeps our beaches safe for locals and visitors alike. Not only does he do an outstanding job of representing this fine organization but he is one of the finest ER doctors on Kauai.
I once dropped my motorcycle and was taken to the ER where Dr. Downs happened to be on duty. He had to take 60 stitches in my head and his stitch job left not one mark! Before stitching he told me that he wasn’t a good sewer but the result proved otherwise.
His dedication at heading an organization whose job it is to protect lives as well as being a doctor who can physically save lives is truly amazing and the people on Kauai and particularly the visitors are fortunate that Dr. Monty Downs resides here.
Thank you Monty for all you have done and for all you continually do.
Glenn Mickens, Kapaa
How could anyone abandon baby?
This letter is in response to a news cast that was aired on May 8 about a child that was abandoned on a Kauai beach and rescued by a God-sent Anahola couple. First off, a giant mahalo to Jace Miner and Maile Freitas for saving this child. You both are definitely a blessing to this planet.
I want to know how anybody could do something like that, to just abandon your child in a dangerous situation and walk away. I can’t conceive of the thought, not to mention the action of this selfish crime. The more I thought about it, the more anger I felt for whoever left this child. The parents have options that they could take if they wanted to give this child up, but abandonment and endangering her life is not one of them. They said it was a misunderstanding, mistake, which is absurd! The parent/parents should be charged with endangerment and abuse of a child and be prosecuted.
I tried calling the Child Welfare office in Lihue to see if what I heard was true about the child being sent back to the family that abandoned her because it was the law. They said they couldn’t help me, didn’t know who could, and hung up. I hope this is not going to be another Peter Boy story of abuse and murder.
A concerned citizen,
Danny Wassman, Honolulu