Steve started his 26 years in emergency services as an EMT, field team leader and member of the board of directors for La Plata County Search and Rescue in the late 70s just as it was getting started. He went on to join one of the fire departments where he was also an EMT and later instructed and coordinated the first Evacuation Task Force in Southwest Colorado.
Steve went into law enforcement and served as a ranger in Yellowstone National Park. When Steves wife, Vicki, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, he retired from emergency services to take care of her full time.
Vicki is now in the medical intensive care unit at Saint Anthonys Hospital in Denver and has been there for almost two months. They are trying experimental treatments, and she is expected to be there for at least the same amount of time.
Steve has been with Vicki the whole time. He has talked with experts from all over the country and must remain at her side to advocate for her treatments. The doctors have often referred to his knowledge of her medical history when discussing her treatments.
Now Steve and his son Brooks need your help to stay by her side. A bank account has been set up in Steve and Vicki Matneys name at Pine River Valley Bank.
I know the economy is difficult, but if you can spare a few dollars, it would be a big help to Steve and his family. You may also see small round red, white and blue decals that read God Bless America and the troops that protect us. This is one of Steves designs, and we are selling these to help with this unexpected financial burden Steve faces.
Chris Matney, Durango