Loss showed community’s support
Dear Editor:One year ago, my husband, Tim, was in a skiing accident on Snowmass Mountain. He died March 20 in Grand Junction. On the anniversary of his death, I would like to take the time to thank some of the people who have helped support me over the past year.I would like to remember all that was done for Tim at Aspen Valley Hospital. The kindness and professionalism shown to Tim’s family deserves praise. The doctors, nurses and other staff who were involved in Tim’s care showed us compassion and understanding that is not required of their job. These individuals made the experience bearable. I would like to thank them for all that they do and encourage them to never underestimate the influence they have on the families of the patients they treat.The Snowmass Ski Patrol also deserves my gratitude. I could not have asked for a more caring and capable group of people to be the first to respond to Tim. Ski patrol fought so hard to keep Tim alive. They gave me the opportunity to say goodbye; for that I will be forever grateful. I have had the fortune of getting to know many of the patrollers on a more personal basis, through my job. I want to thank them for their continued support. Their dedication to their job and the kindness they share with everyone amazes me every day.I would also like to thank the people who support me every day, my friends and family. The past year would not have been tolerable without all of you. I have amazing friends and wonderful family, who give their unconditional support. I send love to them all.Lastly, I would like to thank my husband, Tim, for all that he gave me during our lives together and for all that he has given me through his death. Kisses in heaven, my love.I am blessed to live in such a caring and supportive community. On a day filled with memories of loss, I would like to remember all that I have gained, and be thankful.Amy LeachAspen
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