We would like to take a moment to introduce a friend who has been a corner stone in our center. Vicki Patterson, who has previously fought breast cancer, now has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Vic continued to work during her treatments in the past, but now has decided to spend time with her friends and family. Vic is an amazing person to work with and learn from. Since she has worked here at the Southern CA Geographical Coordination Center (FS/DOI & CAL FIRE), dispatchers from all over California and neighboring states have benefited from her wonderful attitude and desire to teach and help others. She has staffed our expanded dispatch and our aircraft desk, as well as working in these positions on assignments across the nation. Vic has also been involved in teaching classes for expanded and ROSS at the Regional level. She is an amazing person and friend to everyone she meets.
Vic is a person who always has time for others, and we are asking for prayers and well wishes for her as she fights her most recent battle.
You can also send cards and well wishes to:
Vic Patterson ICO: South Ops OCC**Please let me know if you can bless this wonderful lady with a quilt. DO NOT send it to me, but let me know you are sending her one to her. It is costly for you to mail it to me only for me to mail it back to her.**
2524 Mulberry Street
Riverside, CA 92501
HOWEVER, I have to keep track of who receives a quilt and would appreciate you remembering it has to have Layers of Hope - Quilting 911 on it along with your name. I also would appreciate a tracking number to know it was sent!