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VUMC in the Community

A wreck on the highway with a bleeding man, a pregnant woman and a small child. VUMC’s Chris Hare stopped to help.

By Nancy Humphrey

A routine afternoon commute changed in an instant

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Patient Spotlight

This high school math teacher almost died in a car wreck. He comes back three times a year to encourage other trauma patients.

By Kristin Smart

Goodie bags and words of hope from somebody who's been there.

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Employee Spotlight

Trauma Unit celebrates 20th anniversary; longtime employees share two decades of memories

By Wayne Wood

“It is the people and not the bricks and mortar that make this unit the special place that it is.”

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Patient Spotlight

A year ago Sophie almost drowned in a pond. She came back to Children’s Hospital to thank those who saved her life.

By Tavia Smith

When Sophie’s mother asked her what she wanted to say to everybody, she happily chirped, “Thank you for saving my life.”

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Patient Spotlight

Father of Waffle House shooting victim describes daughter’s struggle, family’s pain

By Tavia Smith

Tia Waggoner works day-by-day to rebuild her life

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First person

I went for a walk at lunchtime and was hit by a car. Here’s what I want drivers and pedestrians to know to protect others.

By Tavia Smith

I became vaguely aware of the sound of sirens in the distance. I soon realized the sirens were coming for me.

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Employee Spotlight

Trauma chief Rick Miller represents Team USA in world triathlon event in Netherlands

By Jennifer Wetzel

"My goal was to stay in good shape as I got older."

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