Nickel Mines Library Program - Faith And Hope Endure

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Ephrata Public Library will be hosting a very special program on Saturday, October 4 featuring former Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Janice Ballenger. Janice is the author of “Addicted To Life And Death,” a book she wrote which details her first-hand experience at the Nickel Mines tragedy as well as a complete look at her career as a vehicle rescue tech, and time as an EMT. The book shares her many experiences as a Deputy Coroner and the myriad of emotions from despair to compassion to grace she has felt through her work.



The program will also include a five minute crash course on CPR, which can give the average person basic skills to save a life. Janice has also arranged brief talks by several friends including Kathy Good-Brinton (a registered nurse whose son committed suicide), Bill White (volunteer fire fighter) and Gayle West Cabral (whose daughter was killed in a local accident and extricated by volunteers she knew).

The program begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend and Mrs. Tim Craven from Mell-ingers Lutheran Church playing music from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. leading up to the program.

Janice is shown with some of the items that document her career and she is wearing a “Hope” shirt, which exemplifies her hope for positive outcomes in all she does. Thursday, October 2 is the eighth anniversary of the Nickel Mines tragedy and this program will reflect on that day as well as other experiences of the author. Janice will have her personal scrapbook from the day and will present an update on the Nickel Mines survivors.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 23 September 2014 06:25)

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