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Best treatment available

Dear Editor:

At 6:30 a.m. on June 10, I fell while rollerblading on the Rio Grande trail between the Snowmass Conoco and the Basalt trail junction. Though I didn’t know it at the time, I had broken my left femur.

I was miraculously met, minutes after the accident, by a cyclist who was on his way to work: Ed Dubord, an operating room nurse at Aspen Valley Hospital. Ed called everyone who needed calling – the EMTs with the fire department, the ambulance and my husband, Bob – all while keeping me calm and safe. He was truly an angel, and I don’t know what I would have done without him.

When the EMTs arrived, they handled me with such care and professionalism, I knew I was in safe hands. I did not worry for one second that I wasn’t getting the best treatment available. I was taken by ambulance to Aspen Valley Hospital and was met by a stream of caring people. There were so many of them, I can’t remember all of their names. From Dr. Pevny, who did the surgery, Ed (again, in his scrubs now), and my nurses Jo, Erica, Terri and Jackie, I had every need taken care of.

I wanted to let all of these people know how much I appreciated their help and that I will never forget what they did for me.

Elizabeth Ward

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