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Letter: Local hospitals lacking critical services

After reading about Pepper Gomes’ need for a kidney as well as Bruno Kerchenwitz’s dialysis dilemma, it’s most likely that there are many more people in our valley that need a new kidney.

Lee Loeschen, a longtime local, also discovered that his kidneys are shutting down. He is not on dialysis, yet, but dreads that in the future, he will have to endure that four hour round-trip drive to Grand Junction and back at least three times a week. It is hard to believe that from Vail to Rifle, including the Roaring Fork Valley, hospitals feel it is not in their best interest (money) to have a dialysis clinic.

We believe that those people needing a dialysis facility should organize for the purpose of making the medical establishments in the area aware of this critical necessity.

Please email us at lindaloeschen@comcast.net.

Lee and Linda Loeschen

Basalt


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