MARLA: And just wondering if there was anything else you wanted to say for the record about being a health -- a community health aide.
ELSIE: I would encourage other ladies to try, and if they get used to it, it would be easier.
MARLA: How long has the current health aide been doing the work here?
ELSIE: About over 10 years. 15 years.
MARLA: Does it get easier as it -- as the more years you been working the program?
ELSIE: Uh-hum. Yeah. It did because we keep having training and workshops and get to know other stuff. And then we keep up like that.
MARLA: And then do you learn from each other?
I know during the time when there was the radio, when there was the one-way radio or the two-way radio, did you learn from other health aides.
ELSIE: Uh-hum. Yeah. You -- people used to call one another on that radio. And we get instruction because what you do.
MARLA: And now do you just use the telephone?
ELSIE: Uh-hum (affirmative). Now we just use the telephone the doctor.
MARLA: And the doctor?
ELSIE: Uh-hum (affirmative). And that's much easier than before.
ELSIE: And we but with the medevac, it's better.
MARLA: Because it's immediate?
ELSIE: Uh-hum (affirmative). And they help us. And they talk right from the airplane to -- with us.
MARLA: The pilots or doctors?
ELSIE: The doctors on the plane, medevac plane.
ELSIE: It's good like that because they ask how the patient is doing and we -- before they land, too, they call, of how long did we take him.
MARLA: Wow, that's great.
ELSIE: That's even faster. Yeah.
MARLA: Big improvement, huh?
MARLA: Well, terrific. Is there anything else you would like to say? No?
MARLA: Well, thank you so much for doing this interview. It's been really wonderful to hear your story and I really appreciate you doing it on such last minute.
ELSIE: Uh-hum (affirmative).
MARLA: Thank you.