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Kathy Smierciak: An unfortunate incident – and some thanks

Kathy Smierciak
Silverthorne

On April 8, I had the opportunity to meet some of the finest people in the county. While getting off the Independence Chair in Breck, I had an unfortunate incident. (More on that later)

A thank-you to the young liftie at the top, at about noon, who helped me up and tried to catch the offending family. You were very professional and so very nice. To John, the blue coat, who helped me to the gondola and carried my skies to the bench at the transport station: a very, very hearty thank-you. I don’t think I could have made it down with out you.

Now to all the wonderful folks at the hospital: Thank you all so very much!

To the ER, Dr. Keeling and nurse Karen, Amy, Angie and David from X-Ray: such kindness – Thank you.

To Jill B.: Thank you for the penthouse suite, so comfy.

To my nursing angels, Pam, Niki, and Barb: Thank you for the wonderful care and compassion.

To Dr. Joseph and Karli: Thank you for putting Humpty Dumpty’s knee back together again.

To the anesthesia dept., Dr Lennon, Dr. Dickstein, Dr. Jenkins and Pam O.: Thank you for keeping me comfortable and all your expert care.

To the darling OR nurses: Thank you much, much. (As an OR nurse myself we don’t get much recognition, but we certainly do a lot to get the case to run smoothly and efficiently.) A special thanks to you all.

To my co-workers at Peak One: Thank you for your concern, thoughts and prayers.

To all my friends: Thank you for the calls and cards.

A special giant thanks to my husband who is at my beck and call.

And now to the family, especially the woman, who started this whole scene: If you do not know how to ride a lift, get some instruction. Pay attention to your surroundings and don’t be in such a panic to get off, know how to get off. And also as a consideration, if there is an unfortunate incident, stick around to help or at least say I’m sorry. Don’t just ski off.


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