“Every day I think of the wonderful care and calming reassurance Dr. Ron Kaler gave to my dear husband, Joe, and to myself, on a frightening day last summer,” Charlene wrote. “Joe presented [on a Friday evening] with a ruptured intestine, contents of which were filling his abdominal cavity. He needed to have his abdominal cavity cleaned and life-saving surgery which included a stoma and colostomy.
“You brought him through surgery, sepsis, and pneumonia. You gave his life back to him. Learning of Patty Duke’s death from this same condition made me very sad. Today, Joe is healthy. You are our Hero!”