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My Most Memorable Moment

What is a memorable moment? It can be something that makes someone happy or sad. It is usually a big event that happens and you never forget it. My most memorable event was the time my mother almost died from asthma attack. This single event changed my life and how I feel about loved ones; it made me value the time I have with family. It was before my mother was scheduled to visit USA to meet my sister. One after noon my mother was having trouble breathing. Me and my dad decided to take her to the emergency room at hospital in Chandigarh India. This was the beginning of the most memorable day of my life. When me and my mom arrived at the hospital she was immediately taken to a room and the next thing I knew she was on oxygen and doctor gave her several injections. Because of the effect of the medicine, soon she went to sleep. I stayed with my mom holding her. Emergency room in India has altogether different experience in India and was full of patients. I was looking around and noticed a male around of his thirties walked in the emergency room. He was accompanied by two women’s. From their age I guessed that one could be his mother and other could be his wife.

Doctor immediately started treatment. I asked from the older lady who was accompanying him that for what condition he was getting his treatment? In my utter disbelief, I came to know that man had consumed Sulphas tablets. Sulphas is commonly used as fumigant. Its ill-effect merit much more attention than the effects. Sulphas tablet is being used for committing suicide as it is inexpensive and easily available.

I witnessed every step of his treatment. In the meantime other members of his family also came to enquire about his health. Everyone was praying to perform a miracle on him. Doctor’s tried their best but they were helpless. They could not do anything to help him. I noticed fumes coming out of his mouth. I was only 20 years old that time. I was seeing that...