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AMR brings people "Home for the Holidays"

PUEBLO, Colo. - Every year the families of 84-year-old Gerry Blazich and her 95-year-old sister, Lorraine, try to spend Thanksgiving together.
  
"We're thankful for them, that we've had them this long and that we don't know if we'll have them next year," said Gerry's daughter, Janet Bryant.

They both live at Life Care Center of Pueblo and need to be transported. 
   
This year, the family's plans fell through at the last minute, but with the help of American Medical Response they were picked up and brought home for the holiday. 

"It means the world for us. These ladies, they provided for us and did this for us every year and now we, it's our turn to do it for them," Bryant said.

AMR has been helping families with its Home for the Holidays program for more than 20 years, transporting their loved ones for free.
  
"The smiles and the thank-yous and the hugs and sometimes a piece of pie. It's really nice, it's again such a different environment than we're used to," said AMR Operations Supervisor Chris McMahan. 

Bryant said without this service, they might not have been able to bring her mom and aunt home.

"Life turns on a dime and you never know; we didn't expect that both of them would be in together and now we just want to spend as much time together as we can and every holiday we can," Bryant said.

AMR also provides this service for Christmas and there are still spots open in Pueblo. If you are interested in this program, call 719-545-1226.


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