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Robert Steer: Summit fortunate to have great doctors, emergency personnel

Robert Steer
Lenexa, Kan.

My family is a new part-time resident of Summit County. My wife and I have three boys who all have a severe peanut and nut allergy. Over Presidents Day Weekend, while eating at a local establishment, two of our boys ate a dip that had walnuts in it. This was completely our fault, as the menu clearly spelled out the ingredients. In addition to not reading the menu my wife and I did not have any Benadryl with us. The boys started having a serious reaction. While my wife and I panicked, a member of the staff provided Benadryl while we administered EpiPens.

The police, fire department and paramedics all arrived in short order. The boys were transported to the hospital and were released several hours later.

The only name we can remember is the fine doctor in the emergency room, Dr. Robert Schmidt. He and the nurses did an outstanding job. To the nurses, police (in particular a women officer), the firemen, paramedics and staff of the Red Mountain Grill, our heartfelt thanks! Summit County is very fortunate to have all of you.

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