Letter to the Editor | Seniors still have something to offer

Letter to the Editor | Seniors still have something to offer

In today's society, I have watched how older citizens are treated. Everyone thinks that because a person has grown older, they are no longer a contribution to this society.

And I can tell you that this is not true. Older persons are expected to be either retired, in a nursing home or deceased.

That is why, having not had any diseases such as myocardial infarctions, carcinoma or cerebral accidents, I am still moving.

Still working two jobs and cutting several lawns. And as I have gotten older, I have decided to live like a late medical doctor who was the last doctor to outlive the other two brilliant doctors who were in the same field of medicine, and do as he would do. Enjoy every day or week and do the best you can in the situation that presents itself to you.

By this, I mean the brilliant Denton A. Cooley, M.D., who performed the first artificial heart transplant on Haskel Karp in April 1969 and contributed to the field of medicine in his lifetime.

And this is one person that I respect.

THOMAS J. SPRINGER

Champaign