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Vail Daily letter: Caring community

Take a quick look at the news and it’s quite apparent how lucky we are to live here, and yesterday it became even more apparent, and I am exceedingly grateful.

One of my best friends was skiing at Vail yesterday and suffered a serious fall and leg injury. To the unknown skier who saw him crash and immediately skied to his aid, calling Ski Patrol and staying with him until they arrived, thank you!

To the two Vail Mountain ski patrollers who stabilized his leg and gave him his free sled ride down the mountain, thank you!

To everyone at the Vail Valley Medical Center, and I mean everyone, thank you! I waited with him until his wife arrived and he received the most compassionate, communicative and professional care I have ever seen.

It was a bad day that could have been much worse, but it was also a very enlightening day as to what community really means.

Randy Smith

Avon