Doc Heavin surprises patient with fishing trip

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Fred Carroll, resident at The Waters of Greencastle, casts his line out onto Dr. Robert Heavinís pond Sunday afternoon during a surprise fishing trip.
Courtesy photo/Kelly Robertson

Friendship and fishing go hand in hand and Sunday was no exception as Dr. Robert Heavin took his friend (friend first, patient second) Fred Carroll fishing at his pond.

They were joined on their outing by Carollís daughter Nancy Hoge and Kelly Robertson, memory care activity director at The Waters of Greencastle.

Carroll has been Doc Heavinís patient for more than 35 years and the idea was to surprise him with one last go-round at catching ďthe big one.Ē

Dr. Robert Heavin helps his friend and patient Fred Carroll out of the car Sunday during a surprise trip to Heavinís pond.
Courtesy photo/Kelly robertson

The afternoon was spent telling fish stories, casting, catching and making memories.

Heavin, Carroll and Hoge each caught several, while Robertson caught her first-ever fish under Fredís watchful eye.

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  • What a wonderful sentiment of humanity, a true statement of what kindness is. God Bless you Doc.

    -- Posted by NCgramma on Tue, Aug 27, 2019, at 11:16 PM
  • what a wonderful story and a wonderful man.

    -- Posted by small town fan on Wed, Aug 28, 2019, at 9:11 AM
  • Doc has the biggest heart of any doctor I have ever met. Wonderful man

    -- Posted by putnamcountyproud on Wed, Aug 28, 2019, at 12:13 PM
  • I love this! Dr. Heavin is the BEST! I was blessed to have worked with him at Putnam County Hospital for 20 years, and he is truly the embodiment of what a Christian should be!

    -- Posted by Pam Posthauer on Wed, Aug 28, 2019, at 4:18 PM
  • What a wonderful story. This is just one reason why everyone loves Dr. Heavin.

    -- Posted by Queen53 on Wed, Aug 28, 2019, at 6:14 PM
  • This story makes my heart sing!

    -- Posted by pamelakrobs on Wed, Aug 28, 2019, at 10:30 PM
  • Dr. Heavin is not pretentious in the least, nor does he "talk down" to people, as some in his profession do. Not only is he a great physician, but he practices what "THE GREAT PHYSICIAN" teaches! We need more like Dr. Heavin!!

    -- Posted by vincenteunice46 on Thu, Aug 29, 2019, at 10:39 AM
  • This is simply a wonderful Story!

    -- Posted by rick and Cammie johnston on Fri, Aug 30, 2019, at 5:55 PM
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