Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Reed's Story

Reed Robinson
Age 10

Primary Children's Medical Center

Brain injury

In May 2009, Reed was feeding his horses when he was kicked in the head. His brother ran to get help; Reed’s parents found him unconscious. He was driven to a nearby hospital where Life Flight immediately took him to Primary Children’s Medical Center. Reed’s life was in danger as he suffered from a skull fracture, and bleeding on the inside and outside of his brain.

Doctors stopped the bleeding and removed a portion of Reed’s skull. Unfortunately, his condition did not improve and he had to be put into a medically induced coma to fight for his life. Reed soon began breathing on his own and was released from the hospital 21 days later. The care Reed received at Primary Children’s Medical Center saved his life.

Today, 10-year-old Reed is always happy and does not let the accident or his injuries get him down. His family motto is “never give up,” and Reed will never give up on life.

1 comment:

  1. Reed is a miracle in our family. Not only did he survive a terrible accident, he has had an amazing recovery. All of that is thanks to Primary Childrens Hospital, their doctors and staff. Without them, our family would be missing a great little boy. ~Aunt Kristy