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Letter: Buffalo does not provide exceptional quality for all

Buffalo does not provide exceptional quality for all

This letter is to comment on Donn Esmonde’s Aug. 7 column on Andre Reed and Buffalo. Specifically his comment regarding the “exceptional quality of life in Buffalo.”

I have lived in Buffalo most of my life, except for a short stint in Raleigh, N.C., San Antonio, Texas, and Broken Arrow, Okla. 

Last summer my husband retired and we moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C. This on recommendations from five doctors to move to a warm, salt water air climate.

I have severe asthma and had been hospitalized several times a year the past several years. The most recent was double pneumonia in July 2013. 

Before making the move, we tried out this theory several times after having bad episodes and if my husband did not see it, he would not have believed it. After being on two cruises, two Florida trips and the trip to Myrtle Beach, my lungs cleared up within hours of the warm, salt water air with no pollution. Thus, our move to get better health.  This is evidenced by test results. Last November my lung capacity was 33 to 36 percent, and now being in the warm, salt water environment, it is 66 to 68 percent.

Buffalo is one of the worst areas for multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease, cancers and breathing issues. The chemicals, steel mills, etc., have left the air polluted and not good for people with autoimmune diseases. 

Buffalo is my hometown, but cannot be called a  city  with an “exceptional quality of life” for those with health issues listed above.

Shereelynn Wiser

Myrtle Beach, S.C.