Letter: Will lack of service lead to casualties?

Published 8:26 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017

To the Rochester Mayo System: My husband and I were talking just this last week that nobody dies from asthma anymore, but just this last week this proved to be untrue. A beloved father, friend and relative lost his life at the age of 58 as a result of a fatal asthma attack. Was it because he was unable to make it to the safety of an intensive care unit? I can’t say that this is true, but the helicopter flew in from Mason City and arrived at their home east of Glenville. From there, he was flown to Rochester. I have a sense that it took way too long. There was an story that said that the transition to Austin went great, but I can’t help but wonder if the intensive care unit was still in Albert Lea, if he would have been able to enjoy many more years with his family and friends? Life is precious. How many more casualties and loss of life will there be as a result of this lack of service?

Peggy Peterson


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