Letter: Blessed by Basalt community’s care
December 20, 2016
I am the woman who, on Dec. 12, managed to have her own car run over her legs at the Storagemart in Basalt. As I recover in my home in Aspen, it has given me much time to reflect on the incident and realize how lucky I am that God spared me that day. There are many more to thank besides God and I would like to share them with you.
First is Gifford Maytham, whose immediate response and professional first-aid actions when I was first injured were amazing. He called the EMTs and police while calming me and keeping me still as I went into shock.
Second is Basalt Police Sgt. Aaron Munch for his sensitive attention to me at the scene and whose help days later in reporting the case is much appreciated.
Third is the Basalt Emergency Medical Team. They were cheerful with calming voices while they pumped me with bags of vital fluids.
Forth is surgeon Dr. Brad Nichol at Valley View Hospital, who put me back together. He was honest and thorough in his discussion with me of the damage and what to expect during the recovery process.
Fifth are the nurses and assistants at Valley View Hospital. They provided cheerful and responsible care, responding quickly to my needs and frustrations.
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Many uncountable thanks to my friends in and out of the valley whose outpouring of love is overwhelming. I love you all. You know who you are!
Special thank you to my amazing daughter, Vanessa, who left her many responsibilities and family in California to come and care for me at home after my release from the hospital. I love you more than you can know.