Grand County community really came through after car accident
February 5, 2008
To the Editor:
I would like to thank everyone who so graciously helped me when I wrecked my car. I want them all to know they are greatly appreciated.
I had a horrible accident on Highway 40 on Jan. 10, and by God’s grace, I was not severely injured.
Lynn Gray from Grand County Department of Social Services was there when it happened, called 911, stayed with me, and helped me out of the minus 5 degree weather.
Jeff Pexton, Kremmling Memorial Hospital District Board president, stopped immediately to help and directed traffic around the crash.
Rochelle Rooks, Grand County Sheriff’s Deputy and proud father of a newborn baby girl I just visited, was the first law enforcement officer on the scene. The ambulance personnel, Ann, Debbie and Jeff, were so caring, and then I was cared for by Mike Stern, paramedic, as my son, Christian, arrived to find I was all right.
My co-workers at Public Health mobilized, calling my husband, Dave, at work. Lynn Dill, friend and director of Grand County Health, and Ceci Peterson, our Public Health Educator, came to the scene, and Lynn went on to the hospital with me.
Dr. Randi Wagner and my former co-worker Cindy Callihan, RN, met me at the Kremmling Hospital emergency room. CEO Bill Widener stopped to see if I was OK, and the great X-ray crew, Laura Penny and Carol Litener, took great care of me, too.
Only one stranger out of this wonderful cast of responding angels. What a blessing. I am so grateful to all of them.