Vail Daily letter: One great place |

Vail Daily letter: One great place

Greg and Chris Moffet
Vail , CO, Colorado

A little over 17 years ago, our family moved to Vail. Like many of us, Chris and I had fallen in love with a spectacular setting and the active lifestyle. Among other things, we figured it would be a great place to raise kids.

It didn’t take long for us to determine that the human landscape was at least as compelling as the physical landscape.

We were quickly invited into the community and felt a part of something special. That doesn’t exist in many places, and certainly didn’t exist in the cities we came from.

We’ve been privileged to be a part of and to serve the community over the years. But we really didn’t fully understand or appreciate the literally extraordinary nature of our town and valley until recently.

A little over seven weeks ago, through the application of apparent great skill, I managed to break my neck and back. Although my prognosis is for a near full recovery, I’ve been pretty laid up, and my family has had their hands full.

Within hours of getting to the emergency room, the support of the community was overwhelming. Up and down the valley, friends and acquaintances have stopped by, called, written and brought food.

It’s really quite amazing to witness up close and personally how we as a community pull together to help each other in times of need.

We knew our valley was a special place, but we didn’t fully appreciate just how special.

We can’t express our gratitude enough. Chris and I are truly humbled and feel honored by the attention and care.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the wonderful care I received from the Ambulance District paramedic (sorry, I don’t remember your name) and the doctors, nurses and staff at the Vail Valley Medical Center, especially the caregivers in the ICU. It just reminds me of how fortunate we are to live in a place where this level of care is the norm.

Also, I have to mention a few organizations that have gone above and beyond. In particular the members of the Vail Rotary Club, Larkspur Restaurant, the Grouse Mountain Grill, Restaurant Avondale and Sapphire Restaurant.

We are obviously missing many individuals and groups, but please know you are in our thoughts and we truly appreciate everything.

In sum, what an incredible place we live. What a great community we are part of.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Greg and Chris Moffet


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