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Is That The Best You Can Do?

Recently on June 26, 2021 I fell off the roof of my house, 16 feet high. My wife called an ambulance, eventually after 30 minutes they arrived, slow. I live three miles west of Ross. The EMTs arrived without a backboard, without a collar. The male EMT picked up my shoulders, stood me up, squeezed my broken ribs while the female lifted my feet, nobody lowered the gurney, slammed me on the gurney. I repeat no backboard or collar.

I woke up in a Grand Forks Altru hospital bed. I had a broken pelvis, a multitude of broken ribs, bleeding spleen and ripped shoulder socket.

The reason I am writing th...


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