He had literally hundreds of dedicated UVA physicians, nurses and staff working around-the-clock to save his life.
Beating the Odds: Surviving a Car Crash & TBI
After a car accident, Grayson Kirby was flown to UVA, where doctors gave him less than a 10 percent chance of survival. Besides multiple broken bones, he had a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). His crushed lungs were unable to provide him with enough oxygen, and even a ventilator couldn’t keep up.
Grayson lay in a coma, and his caregivers prepared his family for the worst.
As a last resort, one of his doctors decided to try ECMO, a machine that adds oxygen to the blood, doing the work his crushed lungs couldn’t. The machine kept him alive, but they still didn’t know if he’d survive his brain injury or ever be the same person again.
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Living Liver Donation: A Father and Daughter's Story
When Michael Cox was diagnosed with cryptogenic liver failure in the fall of 2010, his family was told he needed to be put on the transplant list — without a transplant, his life expectancy was less than five years.
It was devastating news to his entire family. His daughter, Shana, and her husband, John, were trying to start a family. They were experiencing difficulties conceiving, but the reality of their future children growing up without their grandfather was too tough to bear.
For me, it was just a very easy and seamless experience. I would certainly recommend the Uterine Fibroid Clinic.
Uterine Fibroid Treatment: A Patient’s Story
Abena Foreman-Trice has a full life between her career and family, including three kids. But several large uterine fibroids began causing major problems, “to the point that it interfered with my quality of life.”
She met with Dana Redick, MD, at UVA’s Uterine Fibroid Treatment Center. Redick discussed a few options: medication, a non-invasive procedure called focused ultrasound, or a couple of different surgeries.
Abena decided to have a hysterectomy, or removal of her uterus, partly because she and her husband weren’t planning to have more children.
“The care was wonderful,” she says. “There was a lot of communication. I was very informed.”