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Thank You

By Karen Brown


October 31, 2015
Saturday PM

Our family would like to say a huge thank you to this community that we have called home for over 40 years. Bruce was hurt last year when he was hit by a truck by Tatuda's Supermarket while he was working.

We have been so busy getting him well that somethings slid to the wayside like so many thank yous.

First of all thank you KPD officers Travers and Paulson for being there and keeping Bruce down and quiet while waiting for the ambulance. Thank you to the ambulance crew who got him to the hospital in great time and then the ER staff and Dr. Richey. I so appreciate all of those who took such good care of him here and then those on the medflight and finally at Harbor View Trauma Center.

Each step of that morning and those who took care of him is the reason along with a lot of prayer that he is doing as well as he is. He had a broken back, 8 broken ribs, a closed head fracture and internal injuries. Thank you to our son Jason who dropped everything to be with his dad as I wasn't able to go to Bruce's side and to his family who let him go so graciously. We love you all. Thank you to all the family and friends who went to the hospital in my place. To Jack and Pat who continued to make sure Joanna and kids were taken care of no matter how many times a week without complaint. We are so blessed and to our Lighthouse Church of God family and friends Thank You!

Now with the amazing team at Physical Therapy that are still working with him we are so thankful for each of you.

Our family has gone through a tough time but we are so thankful for each of you who put money in the cans at the stores, sent cards and money through the mail and those who made meals and just helped pick up some of the things that we just couldn't do.

Once again thank you so much for all of you who have helped Bruce and our family over these last 12 months.

God bless you all.

Karen Brown and the Bruce Brown Family
Ketchikan, Alaska


About: We are 40 plus year resident here in Ketchikan. Bruce is a 39 year employee of Tatsuda's.

Received October 28, 2015 - Published October 31, 2015

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