We may not have known him personally, but we respected him – and his death reminds us of many truths. For example, life is short. The second, is that some medical conditions can be treated and others can’t.

We have heard he had a stress test in April and was receiving treatment for diabetes and an enlarged heart.

Is there something that could have been done? Maybe. Maybe an angiogram would have shown doctors where blockages exist. Maybe he could have changed diet, and exercised more. Maybe CPR or aspirin could have helped. Maybe, Maybe none of these would have done anything.

The moral of the story is – get check-ups. Go see your doctors and learn how to better care for yourself. Don’t wait.

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.