The patient was only 18 years old; much too young to die. “Oscar” just wanted to get some extra money for a date with his girlfriend of six months. But he fell off the ladder while at his construction work after a live electric cable rendered him unconscious and stopped his heart. His co-workers had confirmed that he fell onto a tent. There was no head injury but the electric shock caused his heart to go into ventricular fibrillation.
He had only one eye. And he was my real big crush as a 19 year-old student nurse in a military hospital in the Philippines…Sporting a black patch over his left eye, just like a handsome pirate, Sammy brought out his guitar and sang “our song”. “Skyline Pigeon” is not a love song but it felt like one to me. Then he winked at me.