Nurses come to aid of storm-stricken island

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From left to right, registered nurse Nona Pullman, nurse practitioner Dottie Stoner, and registered dietitian Susannah LeVon speak about their trip to Puerto Rico to assist with hurricane relief. The island was devastated when hurricanes Irma and Maria struck in September. The women shared the stories of resiliency they witnessed in the U.S. territory ravaged by the back-to-back hurricanes. “It humbles you enough to realize that we have a lot,” Stoner said Friday.


GJ trio gets sobering look at devastation in Puerto Rico

One woman placed her husband on a mattress and floated him to safety as the floodwater in their home rose to their necks. Another man breathed into his wife’s tracheotomy tube for two and a half hours waiting for emergency workers after the electricity went out. Still another man who is an amputee was treated for sores on his other leg, only to have his remaining leg removed because of the infection caused by unsanitary conditions.

Boosters raise cash for Boys, Girls Club

A new effort is underway to establish a Boys & Girls Club in Mesa County, and so far, supporters have raised about $10,000 toward the goal of starting a chapter here. The goal at this point is to have the program up and running by August 2018, according to Donna Whetstone, the chairwoman of the Grand Junction Boys & Girls Club board.





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