Jim Ambrose put it succinctly and forcefully: “The healthcare industry needs to come up with a different paradigm,” he said. The industry, he correctly explained, is geared almost entirely toward “short-term traumatic disability: you break your arm, break your leg, and then it goes away.” It’s not geared toward caring for people with any long-term conditions, including paralysis, multiple sclerosis, or cerebral palsy. That needs to change.

Letters to the Editor

Susan Olivares, Assistant Chief, Knox Fire Department

Deborah Johnson, Kim Johnson, Altamont

Janna Shillinglaw, New Scotland Kiwanis

Carol Carpenter, Past president Publicity chairwoman Bethlehem Grange

Chris Dutkiewicz, Voorheesville

John B. Haluska, Vice President, Guilderland Historical Society

For a few moments today, we felt a sense of shared humanity, stunned by our universe.
We live in an era where we are constantly bombarded with information, a 24/7 news cycle — of wars, and floods, and droughts, and famines.

This is compounded and magnified with the misinformation that comes with social media.

Sharon Breisch, New Scotland

Linda Smith, Treasurer, Hannacroix Rural Cemetery

Kathy Burbank, Guilderland

Debra Barnes Breitenbach, Clothing Project Co-chair, Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs

Christine Duffy, Guilderland