Beth Kosley, who heads Woodland Park’s Downtown Development Authority and Office of Economic Development, is in an Austin, Texas, hospital suffering from a viral brain infection.
Woodland Park City Manager David Buttery announced her condition to members of the authority board at their April 3 meeting.
“Beth and her husband (Dave) were in Austin for spring break,” Buttery said. “She became sick on the last day of their vacation. At first, doctors thought she’d had a stroke but later it was diagnosed as a brain infection. Then it was diagnosed as a virus. She will be on intravenous therapy for at least two weeks.”
He added that he spoke to Dave Kosley, who said his wife has been able to answer questions and make gestures that indicate that she knows what is going on around her but that there are a few language gaps at this point.
“Her prognosis is good,” Buttery said, adding that she is unable to take phone calls or flowers at this time, but cards are appreciated.
Send cards to University Medical Center Brackenridge, Beth Cope Kosley, Room 627, 601 East 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701.