Letter: Another reason why Island County area is so healthy

Editor,

Unrecognized too often are the special people who go the extra mile to help others in need. During a recent ceremony, Island County’s Community Health Advisory Board and Board of Health celebrated a number of groups and individuals by awarding them the 2019 Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero Award.

In the individual and group categories respectively, Mitch Incarnato and the South Whidbey High School Forefront Peer to Peer Training Team were named as the 2019 Health Hero Awardees.

Mitch was recognized for his many hours of service, including as a court-appointed special advocate, and as a volunteer for Hospice, his local food bank, Sound Water Stewards, Hearts and Hammers, Langley Whale Center, Equestrian Crossings and Camp Erin.

The South Whidbey High School group received this honor in recognition of their time and passion given to planning and leading student training on mental health and suicide awareness.

Special recognition was also given to Faith Wilder, Mark Phibbs, Christin McCausland, the Wildcat Robotics Team and the WhidbeyHealth Engineering Team.

The ceremony itself was brief and relatively small, especially given the breath and depth of their contributions. Our health heroes deserve more.

When you encounter these individuals and group members in your neighborhood, please extend a special “thank you.”

Holly Grason

Coupeville

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Will be paying forward random act of kindness

Editor, To whomever paid for my son’s meal at Dairy Queen on… Continue reading

Letter: Total of $6,348 raised for Friends of Friends Medical Support

Editor, A round of applause and a great big thank you go… Continue reading

Letter: We need two parties, but not ‘cult of Trump’

Editor, A healthy democratic country has to have at least two viable… Continue reading

Letter: Question is not about letter, but misinformation

Editor, At first glance, Mr. Meyer’s letter to the editor seems 180… Continue reading

Letter: Where is all the outrage now that Trump is gone

​Editor, I am curious as to why, in just a few months,… Continue reading

Letter: What is Critical Race Theory? Who is being canceled?

Editor, Thanks to Whidbey News Times for going mail delivery; I am… Continue reading

Letter: Finally figured out someone new in White House

Editor, Congratulations to your editorial board. The Dick Wright cartoon in the… Continue reading

Letter: Appreciative of a random act of kindness

Editor, On Saturday April 10, when picking up a meal from Gordon’s… Continue reading

Letter: Groups pose a direct threat to our democracy

Editor, The Jan. 6 insurrection demonstrated beyond any shadow of a doubt… Continue reading

Most Read