Pharmacist uses snowmobile to deliver medicine for snowed-in customers

NORWICH, CT - MARCH 23: Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. Communities nationwide are struggling with the unprecidented opioid pain pill and heroin addiction epidemic. On March 15, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), announced guidelines for doctors to reduce the amount of opioid painkillers prescribed, in an effort to curb the epidemic. The CDC estimates that most new heroin addicts first became hooked on prescription pain medication before graduating to heroin, which is stronger and cheaper. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

With temperatures in the danger zone and snow blocking driveways, a Michigan pharmacist got creative in delivering prescriptions to her customers.

Andrea Cusack, a pharmacist at Lake Odessa Pharmacy, typically delivers medicines for customers in the small community of Lake Odessa, a town between Grand Rapids and Lansing. But on Tuesday, with snow covering the road, Cusack enlisted the help of her 15-year-old son and fired up their snowmobile so they could make a special delivery.

“Blood pressure, diabetes meds, you do not want to stop those,” Cusack told CNN affiliate WILX. “You want to take those continuously.”

Cusack’s husband shared a picture of the delivering duo on Facebook.

“Appears we have a new addition to Lake Odessa Pharmacy’s delivery service!” he posted.

The deliveries didn’t stop there. On Wednesday, Cusack called to check in with her regular customers Wayne and Margaret Mausbach. The couple told her they were snowed in and not able to come pick up their monthly prescriptions.

“I had simply asked … ‘Is your driveway plowed?’ and they said, ‘No.’ So I said, ‘Oh, so I might have to bring the snowmobile?’ and they said, ‘We would recommend that,'” Cusack told WILX.

Her team bundled up and set out on their snowmobile proving not all heroes wear capes.

“I truly care about people and want to help them, and to see the response within the community, it’s just overwhelming,” Cusack said.

 

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