Ghost Dancing

An EMTALA Tale by William Wesley

A little girl becomes deathly ill on a reservation in the shadows of the eastern Sierra Nevada, spiritual homeland of the Paiute nation. Hunter Liddell, a young doctor on duty in a remote ER, is unable to stabilize Lilly Garcia. A winter snowstorm prevents ambulances from reaching Inyo District Hospital. Hunter makes the fateful decision to let Lilly’s parents drive her to the closest children’s hospital – more than a hundred miles away. A complex and moving account of how the life of one child transformed everyone and everything she touched.