Fraser firefighter greatly appreciates support at fundraiser |

Fraser firefighter greatly appreciates support at fundraiser

To the Editor:Thank you, to all the businesses and people that give back to the community. I was recently in a bad snowboard accident that had the potential of taking my life. I am lucky I made it through with just a broken bone and titanium rod.I was in the process of acquiring new health insurance, and not covered at the time of my accident. The medical costs of transport, surgery and a five day hospital stay were overwhelming. How was I going to make the minimum payments with only $500 in the bank?Then a fellow firefighter, Margaret Willman, recommended a fundraiser. I’m not comfortable with asking people for favors or money, but I really needed help. So, my baby sister coordinated an auction and East Grand Fire Department hosted a spaghetti dinner. I was amazed at the turnout and everyone’s generosity. The willingness of the local businesses to help out a long-time customer and friend was phenomenal. I thank you all for your kindness an understanding. Thank you to my fellow firefighters. Thank you to all who attended and made donations. Thank you to W.P.F.V. Chamber of Commerce and Fraser Valley Elementary School. Thank you auction donors: Zieff & Associates, Winter Park Coffee Company, Bella Vita Spa, Silver Mountain Jewelers, Silk’s Dental Hygiene, Kut Above, Verso Cellars, Rocky Mountain Roastery, Base Camp Bakery, Winter Park Market, Fontenot’s, The Hungry Bear, Hernando’s Pizza Pub, Rudi’s Deli, The Grand Theater Co., Deno’s Mountain Bistro, De Antonio’s Pizza, Alpine Sun Ski Shop, Winter Park Resort, About Time Gifts Collectibles and Antiques, Mary Jo Summrall, Silver Mountain Jewelry & Gifts, Waldow & Daughter Trucking, Elk Creek Arts & Gifts, 7 Mile Medical Clinic, McDonald’s, Powder Tools, Christy Sports, Java Lava, Subway, Sharky’s, Mountain Rose Caf, and Mama Falzitto’s.I thank you all for your generosity and support. William Soles Fraser

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