Nick Rose: Thank you for life-saving response |

Nick Rose: Thank you for life-saving response

Dear members of the Steamboat community,

I would like to thank my entire family as well as attending EMT Marnie Smith, Fire Commander Mike Arce, their assistants, city snowcat operator Robbie Shine, the emergency room staff at UC Health Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat, the Flight for Life fixed wing group from Centennial Airport, as well as the cardiac wing doctors and staff at UC Health Anschutz for quick response, accurate assessment and perseverance in helping me with an electrical malfunction with my heart on Christmas Day at the Howelsen Hill Nordic trails.

Fortunately, I was skiing with my wife, Deb, and our kids, and their immediate response and division of tasks — a fact that I feel was critical — gave me an advantage going into all of this. If not for my family and local professionals, I clearly would not be here.

Unfortunately, the history stored in my pacemaker was for the most part eliminated by 75 minutes of CPR. The good news is it wasn't a heart attack, and my pipes are clear. I'm home after almost a week in Denver and looking forward to a great 2018.

A sincere thank you to all of you who participated as well as numerous family friends who have offered their help. We are all very lucky to have these resources available to us when times get tough.

Nick Rose

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