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Rally Accident Survivor Donates Art Pieces to Spearfish Hospital

Aug 29, 2017 03:23PM ● By The Hood Magazine

A former patient and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally enthusiast from Denver has donated an artist-enhanced print to Regional Health Spearfish Hospital as a way of saying thank-you for their care after a motorcycle crash in 2008.

The crash occurred as Steve Streeter, a South Dakota native, was pulling into a Whitewood area campground with his friend. When Streeter stopped, his friend ran into Streeter’s leg.  The friend ended up in a ditch with life-threatening injuries. Streeter was transported to Spearfish Hospital where orthopedic surgeon Richard Little, MD, worked on his leg.

“Frankly, they saved my leg and my friend’s life,” says Streeter, who has now recovered fully from his injuries.

“In most cases, patients return to their home communities,” Dr. Little said. “So we seldom learn of the outcome.”

Streeter donated a print of “Face-to-Face”, a painting of artist Scott Jacobs’ father encountering Mt. Rushmore for the first time on a Harley-Davidson CVO - the same bike that Streeter was riding at the time of his accident. The print was enhanced by the artist, who painted in extra shadows and highlights.

Spearfish Hospital and Market President Larry Veitz accepted the donation on behalf of the hospital’s physicians and caregivers in an August ceremony.