Thank You Awesome Red Lodge

We have always thought better late than never, so in the spirit of giving thanks and being grateful I realize that I forgot (though always intending) to write a sincere thank you to the community of Red Lodge and some of its key members. As many of you know my father Pat Dopler, also known as "the ass with the glass" suffered a massive stroke on Jan. 17, 2012 in Quito, Ecuador. If it had not been for the kindness, quick response and professionalism of Joel Saur my father could still be in Ecuador today. Joel assisted us without question in organizing and expediting funds for an emergency life flight. Thank you Joel, from the most sincere part of my soul. Mary Fitzgerald offered exceptional wisdom and assistance in regards to massive medical bills, finding the best health insurance and always giving constant kindness, support and expertise in my successful appeal with Medicare. I share this victory with you Mary, Thank You. Always good for a game of golf Rob Adams and Janelle's kind friendship and generosity made all transitions more possible and less painful, Thank You! To the wise Besty Scanlin for great advice, visits and for keeping us in the loop despite feeling lost and overwhelmed with the current situation. Known for thinking out of the box Dave Rivers always called, sent gifts and looked for opportunities for dad to escape, via bike rides, road trips to Oregon and to be reminded that he is still the same old Pat he has always been and we love him for it and we thank Dave for reminding us of that. Finally to dad's great friends and blues society members, here’s to Wooly (Steve Reitz) for chasing wolverines and getting dad excited, here’s to Tom Busch for road tripping, and Charlotte Rice and Danny Lynn for great music and support. Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate dad's 65th birthday at Sam's on 12-12-12. Last but not least Thank you to my mother, the woman with the largest heart in the world, Nancy Dopler for reorganizing her life allowing it to be flipped upside down, inside out and still noticing the silver lining. We are so blessed and so thankful to be part of such a wonderful community. Thank you for being you. Stay warm. Cheers! Sincerely, Kerry and Riley Dopler Red Lodge