When Serious Injuries Strike, Experience Makes The Difference
It happened during the first football game of the season for standout athlete Josiah Crutchfield. As the Memphis University School cornerback tackled a player on the opposing team, he came down hard on the players heels. As soon as he jogged away from the field, Josiah knew something was wrong the pain was excruciating.
A trainer told Josiahs parents that he needed to go to Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital. When the Crutchfields arrived at the regions only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, it became apparent that Josiah needed emergency surgery. The teens pancreas had been torn in two.
Josiah underwent three complex surgical procedures guided by a team of pediatric experts who all specialize in the care of children. Seventeen days later, Josiah was headed home on the road to recovery.
We had a wonderful experience at Le Bonheur, said Josiahs mom, Robin. I know that might sound crazy because of what we were going through, but they really worked hard. I have gotten nothing but quality care every time weve gone to Le Bonheur.
Thanks to the expert care he received from Le Bonheurs extensive team of pediatric specialists, Josiah returned to school a month later, and was soon back on his game.