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MCHC Donor Story 2 photoBob Tuttle is a big guy. He’s an over-the-road trucker. He has well over 10 million miles behind the wheel and he’s only been involved in one highway mishap in the over 50 years he’s been on the road (and, he points out – it wasn’t his fault!). Like most professional drivers, Bob is one tough cookie. Yet, when you mention Madison County Memorial Hospital, you meet a different Bob.

Bob and Glenda (Stevie) Tuttle had a wonderful life. Not without its challenges, but, by-and-large they had a great time raising their kids in Winterset and making a nice comfortable home for themselves. Bob came to the conclusion early on that over-the-road trucking was the way to make his living. Bob has many stories of the millions of miles he’s covered in “the big rig.” He was especially happy when Stevie decided to join him on the road.

In the late 1990s, Stevie developed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In July of 2009, she came to Madison County Memorial Hospital for her final trip. They lived less than a block from the hospital, so there was no question in their minds that that’s where they would go to seek care. Click here to continue reading Bob and Stevie's story and the impact Madison County Memorial Hospital had on their lives.

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