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State Senator Troy Heinert thanks a colleague for saving his life

Democratic State Senator and minority leader Troy Heinert of Mission presented Republican State Senator Blake Curd of Sioux Falls with a handmade Native American blanket in gratitude for essentially saving his life.

“Native Way of Life” blanket presented to Senator Blake Curd

The blanket, titled ‘The Native American Way of Life” was wrapped around Curd who is a physician.

Senator Blake Curd of Sioux Falls wrapped in a special blanket from Senator Troy Heinert

Heinert was seriously ill on veto day 2018 and required immediate medical care.  Sen. Curd and the legislative ‘Doctor of the Day’ initially treated and encouraged Heinert to seek further and immediate medical help.