Ground-Breaking News: A Tribute to Dr. F. William Blaisdell

Today, I was honored to be invited to a ground-breaking ceremony and lunch at the Firehouse Restaurant, to kick off construction of the F. William Blaisdell, M.D. Medical Library at the UC Davis Medical Center. It seemed only fair that we were invited, after Denise and I made a generous contribution to the med center of about $1.5 million in 1998 (with some help from the Mail Handler’s Benefit Plan).

Dr. Blaisdell was the surgeon, who saved my life, then my leg, then my ankle and, finally, my foot. We have kept in touch over the years. Many notables were present, but they pale in comparison to my heroes Dr. Blaisdell, Dr. Kathrin Mayer, and Dr. David Kilmer. It was great to reconnect and catch up.

All this reminiscing reminds me of a story about another young doctor, Nathaniel Horne and our providential meeting, years later…

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