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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, JUNE 19 - MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009 61 Unveiling the new sign for the Stephanie L. Callaway Memorial Station are, left, Steve; Matt and Ryan Callaway, her husband and two sons, and Robert Schoonover, Sussex County EMS technical services division manager. Callaway Continued from page 60 rector. He said because of Stephanie's passing, a series of safety meas- ures and policies have been put into place and are being initiated to provide more protection to emergency medical staff and pa- tients riding in ambulances. "We lost someone very special and dear to us," he said. Steve Callaway said the nam- ing of the station was more than anyone in the family expected. "There are not enough words to express our appreciation," he said. "This was her life; she en- joyed helping people." Callaway, who is a deputy state fire marshal, said the support AAUW book group to meet July 2 in Lewes The Notable Books group of the American Association of University Women will meet from 10 am. to noon, Thursday, July 2, at the Lewes Public Li- brary to discuss "When a Croco- dile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin." This harrowing memoir recounts a journalist's return to his elderly parents in dictator Robert Mu- gabe's Zimbabwe, where he un- covers family secrets and wit- nesses a country falling apart. The public is welcome. For more information call 32263773. from the EMS family has helped his family get through a difficult time. "They have been there to support us when we need it and given us space when we need it," he said. Stephanie, who was a trainer and president of the Sussex County Paramedic Association, was added to the National EMS Memorial last month. Steve Call- away attended the ceremony and said he plans to ride 300-miles in the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride from New York to the cere- mony in Virginia next year in honor of his wife and others who have fallen in the line of duty. "Her spirit still lingers here," said Bob Stuart, Sussex County EMS deputy director, as he looked at the station. He was among the first to arrive at the scene one year ago. Evans said Stephanie taught her to appreciate life and not take anything for granted. "I be- lieve Stephanie is with me and all of us everyday," she said. Earlier in the day, staffat Beebe Medical Center held a ceremony to name the emergency depart- ment's EMS room in Stephanie's memory.