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Thank You: Doctors Tirol, Berger praised for emergency tracheotomy

May 05, 2001

We wish to express our deepest appreciation to the physicians and staff at Pioneers Memorial Hospital, and especially to Dr. Tirol and Dr. Berger, for the care that they gave Robert Distler on April 14. The doctors at the San Diego medical center have made us aware that not many emergency room doctors would have been able to successfully perform a tracheotomy on Robert in spite of his severely damaged throat and neck, and that they saved his life by doing this.

Robert has a long road ahead of him but he is recovering very well. We will always remember how lucky he and we were that day that Dr. Tirol and Dr. Berger were the attending physicians when he was brought in so critically injured. Again, thank you from the family and friends of Robert Distler.

JUDY NOWACK

Payson, Ariz.

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