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Monday, November 5, 2012

Tour of a Lifetime

This morning, the WMHS Foundation culminated a year's worth of mission tours into a breakfast recognizing our Trauma Program.  Throughout the year, each mission tour consisted of a tour of our Trauma Center and a 15-minute video that captured the horrific accident and life and death struggle of Ashton Zegles.  At our culminating breakfast, a group of around 100 heard of four other grateful trauma patients whose lives were saved by the staff at WMHS.  The breakfast ended with a visit and brief remarks from Ashton and her mother, Michelle.  Ashton lost a leg as a result of the accident, but she has fully recovered from the accident and continues to lead a wonderful life.  Ashton and her mother continue to be extremely grateful to WMHS for saving Ashton's life, as was the case of the other four grateful patients.  I continue to be in awe of our staff that creates such stories each day at WMHS through their actions in life and death situations.  We are so fortunate to have a committed and dedicated staff that goes beyond the routine care of the patient.  This staff clearly has a calling since what they do each day is so much more than just a job. 

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully everyone's OK now?!
    Is there a link to a video?