Thankful by Barbara Henning*

Thursday, January 25, 2018

On October 4, 2017, my best friend Jennifer Hatch and I were involved in an almost fatal car accident. The truck we were driving hydroplaned and hit a tree at a speed of over 50 mph. I suffered a broken neck and a shattered right ankle while Jen suffered a broken nose and a deep gash to her right knee. I knew I was in alot of trouble once we made impact with the tree. The pain in my neck was excruciating and I had to force myself to straighten my foot in order to be extracted from the passenger side of the truck. Once I arrived at the hospital, I didn't know what to expect but I will be forever grateful to the ER team and the nurses who took over my care. Your hospital saved my life. I have two rods, one plate and 19 screws in my neck and two pins holding my ankle together. Thanks to my surgeons, I returned to work full time January 8, 2018. Thank you again. I am truly blessed. Forever Grateful, Barbara Henning

* These are testimonials by patients of Norman Regional Health System (NRHS) and not those of the Health System. The opinions reflect the patients’ personal experience with their treatment. However, results and treatment outcomes may vary from person to person. Patients are encouraged to discuss typical outcomes of their procedure with their surgeon or doctor and to set realistic expectations based on body type, lifestyle and medical history.

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