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Kudos & Kindness

Recently, I had an opportunity to work with a former student of mine named William. It came to my attention that he needed some dental work, so I arranged for him to meet with Dr. Ross Groelz. Unfortunately, we discovered that he needed extensive work done, totaling nearly $4,000. The immediate concern was having four teeth extracted because they were causing severe infections. With no insurance, no money and no family support, William had a serious problem.

Seeking help for this young man, I spoke with Dr. Gary Woodcock and the incredible ladies of Tahoe Magic. Dr. Woodcock was extremely generous, compassionate and professional in offering his assistance with this matter. Also, the ladies of Tahoe Magic were very generous in their funding of William’s dental care. Due to their collaboration, William was able to have successful dental surgery and is now doing very well.

I am in awe of how Dr. Ross and Doris Groelz, Dr. Woodcock and Wendy David and the ladies of Tahoe Magic who came together so quickly to help William. I am truly grateful and appreciative for their efforts and really believe they saved William from a potentially life-threatening situation.

Shari Young

South Lake Tahoe

Ascent thanks the community

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Once again, the Lake Tahoe community has come together in its support of Ascent – The Winter Party at Lake Tahoe. We are grateful to all the volunteers, sponsors and the local businesses who have given so generously during the gay-lesbian ski week.

Our benefit reception, A Rainbow of Hope, was a great success due to the overwhelming outpouring of support from the silent auction donors. The proceeds of this event will support six local and two national beneficiaries, helping them to continue necessary programs.

We thank all the casinos and local lodging, especially the host hotels, Harrah’s and Harveys. We are also grateful to Caesars for hosting Kathy Griffin and Ant, a portion of whose proceeds will also benefit our charities, and Heavenly Mountain Resort for its on-mountain cooperation.

A big thank-you to the Tahoe Daily Tribune for covering our activities in such a positive and professional manner.

Thank you, Lake Tahoe, for your caring support.

Janna York, chair

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