I would like to give out some big thanks, starting with Medic One out of the northwest station on Jan. 29, 6:30 a.m. to the emergency room at St. Joseph hospital; Dr. 'Z' for the artistic 15 stitches and his nurses' assistance; all the nurses (10 or more) durning my three-day stay at the "hotel."

The three doctors involved to help educate me are Dr. James Schoenecker, Dr. Dardo Ferrara and Dr. John Stockburger.

From transporters, staff and doctors who cared for my health to improve, a big hug and thank you again.

My last conversation with Dr. Stockburger when checking out of St. Joe's Hotel, was '"Doc, everyone who was involved with my recovery I give thumbs up and the food was good!" His response, with a smile was, "we enjoy the positive feed back, but you are not invited back for dinner!"

PS: Received a '"spirt of healing"' card today signed by eight of the nurses who cared for me. On a bitter cold day (18 degrees) when I read the card my heart became warmer. Thanks again to all for being concerned.

Steve Voigt of Ferndale, via Letters to the Editor

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