This week I spent some time with Elder Tyler Vail who is serving in Boulder right now as a full-time missionary. Elder Vail has about 7 months left to go on his mission and when you meet him he seems like any other missionary but behind the kind smile and the quiet appearance, there is something major going on in Elder Vail’s life right now. Last week his parents, sister, brother, and dog barely escaped the flames that engulfed their home in Paradise California.

FOX 31 Denver spoke with Elder Vail on Wednesday about his experience. You can see that news report here.

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Mike Alletto is a member of the Ponderosa congregation (ward)  in the Parker Stake. Recently he collapsed at DIA due to a severe stroke.

The healthcare professionals at CUHealth were amazed by his fast recovery. The day after his surgery his neurosurgeon found Mike in his recovery room reading a complex book. That kind of speedy recovery from a stroke this severe is extremely rare.

Mike credits his faith in Christ along with the work of the professionals at CUHealth for his fast recovery. The interesting side-story… how frustrated Mike was that he wouldn’t be at church on Sunday to teach his class.

“The only time we’d miss is if two things: if we go to see our grandkids or if I get stuck in the hospital because of a stroke,” Alletto said.

Below is a story recently published by 9News (more…)