Words cannot express my heartfelt thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers during my recent hospital stay. I know your prayers saved my life. A special thank you to my family and Curtis, Christine and Frank for being there for me. The cards, flowers and visits were wonderful. I am getting better by the day and, again, “Thank you All” from the bottom of my heart.
Many thanks to so many people who have helped during February’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and beyond: Mark Monaco of Liberty Theater for his continuous showing of public service announcements created by teens for teens, and upcoming free presentation of “Reviving Ophelia;” Debi Hilsabeck with Boulder Coffee Cafe, who will graciously keep her coffee shop open after hours for upcoming Choose Respect classes for parents and teens; Pagosa Springs High School and junior high for providing tables to display teen dating violence prevention and parent awareness materials during parent teacher conferences, and to supporting agency representatives from San Juan Basin Health (Lily Tarbet), Pagosa Recovery Center (Paul Ratcliff), AXIS Health Care System (Susie Mullen), Alateen (Hope Walker), and Pagosa Springs Youth Center (Soledad Leo), since I could not be at both schools at the same time; Will Speers with KWUF for educating our teens on how to create teen dating violence awareness radio and public service announcements and for airing them in February; Paul Ratcliff with Pagosa Recovery Center for his amazing work on putting youth violence prevention activities and podcasts on lizbook.pagosaview.com; Joanne Irons and supporting Americorp staff for giving me a place to reach teens; and Karen Midkiff, Howard and Marjie Wilson, with Mercy Hospital’s Health and Hospice Foundation, for underwriting tickets so that Nurturing WISE Teens could attend Soup for the Soul.