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Trauma Survivor Stories

Recovery Requires Patience

The Baton Rouge policemen who were first to arrive at the scene of the crash declared Mark Smith’s injuries unsurvivable. He had been making a left-hand turn through an intersection he’d traversed hundreds of times when a driver in a Chevy Tahoe ignored the light and...

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Surgeons Put Jon Esquivel Back Together Again

Jonathan Esquivel is a case study in pelvic reconstruction. When surgeons who have seen the x-rays of his injuries learn that the man is walking, even running, they are dumbfounded. “They assume I’m in a wheelchair, if not dead,” chuckles Jon, a San Antonio Police...

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