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On Election Day, Georgians must wake up and vote yes for Amendment 2. It will increase chances for survival following severe trauma such as auto, industrial, farm, ATV and water-related accidents. Mortality rates are reduced tremendously by rapid assessment, immediate care and transportation to an appropriate trauma facility.

There are only four Level 1 trauma centers in Georgia. Atlanta is our closest. Flight time via helicopter is 25-30 minutes. Statistically, chances for survival dramatically increase when definitive care begins within the first hour.

I have had 14 years of ER nursing, and six years of helicopter flight nursing, and that was more than 25 years ago.

Georgia needs this service. We lag woefully behind what is the current standard of care throughout much of the U.S.

Think of your children, your parents, your soul mate, your minister, your best friends and please vote yes to Amendment 2. Is a $10 increase in your auto tag fee too much to provide such crucial care? Please vote "yes."

Dorothy Murray


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