“Without the trauma team at UC Health University Hospital, I might not be writing this letter.
It was Labor Day, 2005. I was trimming a large tree in the front yard, when a branch knocked the ladder from underneath me. The fall resulted in a shattered vertebrae and two severely fractured heels and ankles. This is when University Hospital and their fine doctors began to put Humpty together again. The prognosis was not good – probable paralysis from the waist down with severe loss of mobility and a possible amputation of the right foot.
Well here it is 2010. After many surgeries and a lot of work, I’m walking with both feet still attached. Granted, it’s not perfect, but it’s a whole lot better than what was expected. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude to University Hospital and their excellent staff.
It’s been almost five years, so it’s impossible to remember everybody, but my two primary doctors were Drs. Archdeacon and Asghar. Thanks to everyone at Iniversity Hospital and especially those involved in my care.”
~ Tom Thie, Cincinnati