MEDIA ALERT: Ahead of National Trauma Survivors Day, May 20, 8-year-old trauma patient discharged from hospital today, May 19 after her family's home destroyed by tornado

Posted on 5/19/2020

EVENT:
A bubble parade to celebrate an 8-year-old Brooke and her story as a trauma survivor. Her family will be there to celebrate with her including her sister Michelle who also is a survivor.

Today, May 19, ahead of National Trauma Survivors Day, May 20, 8-year-old Brooke will be discharged from hospital after her family's home was recently destroyed by a tornado. Brooke and her sister Michelle were injured in the tornados in Orangeburg on April 13.

Brooke was impaled on a tree and suffered multiple fractures as well as internal injuries. Both girls were initially taken to The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg  and were transferred to Prisma Health Children Hospital-Midlands. She has had multiple surgeries.

WHEN:          1 p.m.

WHERE:        Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Midlands, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr.

WHY:
Even in the midst of COVID19, healthcare workers are caring for many other patients. It’s a story of survival and emphasizes the importance of a  trauma center in the community. In 2019, Prisma Health Richland Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Midlands, a Level II Trauma Center, treated over 3,500 trauma patients.

 

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