Funding page set up to help longtime Aspen restaurateur who suffered stroke |

Funding page set up to help longtime Aspen restaurateur who suffered stroke

A Go-Fund-Me page has been set up for longtime local and restaurateur Doug Kidder who suffered a stroke earlier this week. He was recently transported to University Hospital in Denver.

His friends and family are trying to raise $50,000, which is the amount of his current medical bills. They had raised just over $4,000 as of Thursday afternoon.

A few days ago, Kidder had a dissection in his carotid artery, which caused a clot that traveled to his brain, according to the Go-Fund-Me page set up by his two sisters. Then he had setback when an artery in his brain burst and caused localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues. It has been touch-and-go since, longtime friend Nikki Roberson said Thursday.

Kidder recently bought a home in Basalt to accommodate his aging mother, a new baby he and his fiance had four months ago and three other children.

Kidder was the manager at Rustique Bistro until recently; he took a job as a food and beverage director at hotel in Snowmass so he could have health insurance.

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