A caring response
June 24, 2011
Last Sunday, Father’s Day, my partner Gairt Mauerhoff suffered a hard fall while walking at the corner of Main and 6th. As he lay bleeding and I tried to gather my wits, people immediately came forward to help.
I wish particularly to thank the woman who circled the block after she saw the fall, returning to help and telephoning for an ambulance; the gentleman who helped Gairt to a more comfortable position and sustained him there; and the neighbor who brought cloths to help stanch the bleeding and wet cloths for us to clean up. Their help was immediate and generous.
Thanks also to the Hickory House friends and employees who rushed out to see that we were all right; the ambulance staff and police for prompt response and attention; and the staff at the Aspen Valley Hospital emergency room for their excellent attention and treatment, with special mention to Lisa Olsen who attended Gairt so well.
Aspen residents for some 33 years, we have once again had a strong reminder why this is such a special place to live. Thanks to the care and attention of these wonderful people Gairt’s injuries were attended to quickly and well and his full recovery should be a matter of healing.
A friend once said, “There are no strangers, just friends I haven’t met yet.” This was certainly true on Father’s Day. Thanks to you all from Gairt and me.
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