Tag Archives | Trauma

Best Friends Rushed to Children’s After Near-Fatal ATV Collision

Evelyn Frazier has an image of her son that will forever be etched in her memory. “He was lying on the ground unconscious with paramedics surrounding him.” Evelyn’s son, Billy Webb, and his best friend, Jeremiah Sanders, spent the weekend like any other – hanging out with friends in their hometown of Greenville, Texas. So when […]

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Football Collision Leads to Near-Fatal Head Injury

After receiving a concussion during recess, a fourth grader was transported to the Children’s Dallas Level 1 Trauma Center. Follow a pictorial look at Ethan’s journey. It was a typical day at recess for fourth-grader Ethan Fox. But while playing a football game with his friends on May 29, 2012, an accident on the field […]

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Toddler Crawls Through Doggy Door, Falls in Pool

It started out as a typical day at Makayla Mayes’ McKinney home in November 2009, though things changed quickly. Makayla’s mom, Brittany, was pulling clothes out of the washing machine while 2-year-old Makayla played nearby. But as soon as Mom turned her back, the toddler crawled through the doggy door and into the backyard. When […]

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Cheerleaders with Concussions

Guidelines for Return-to-play Stunting and tumbling put cheerleaders at risk for traumatic brain injuries. In fact, a recent report found that cheerleading is second in concussions behind football. To help coaches and parents determine when a cheerleader can return to cheerleading, the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators recently published the first guidelines: Stage 1 – No […]

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Nurses in Haiti

Nurses find hope in Haiti

As soon as the earthquake hit Haiti, images swirled through the media. Everywhere I looked, photos and videos of grief-stricken and injured people stared back at me. There’s no doubt that the earthquake left the Haitians in a living nightmare. But what I hadn’t seen until now was the amazing resilience and hope in the […]

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