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Playing on gravel
By Cyd Olmsted


December 17, 2007
Monday AM

I would like to clarify Ms. Clark's comment about people being "very hurt from falling on slick grass." By 'very hurt' does she mean femur fractures, neck injuries and potentially serious MRSA infected wounds? Because as a cheechakoo who grew up playing on grass fields watching people get 'very hurt,' I was APPALLED by the severity of injuries our youth suffer due to playing on gravel....and I'm not talking a sore derriere from landing hard or an occassional fractured ankle.

I personally would prefer money be spent on a new field than $30,000+ medivacs. For the record, Juneau invested in an artifical grass field to replace their gravel pit and noted a significant decline in injuries.

Cyd Olmsted, RN CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse)
Ketchikan, AK

Received December 16, 2007 - Published December 17, 2007


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