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.
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.