On Oct. 3, 2005, parents Caroline and Dean watched their worst nightmare unfold. Eleven-month-old Sam was crawling on their driveway when he was suddenly hit by a car. An ambulance took Sam to The Children's Hospital Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where, for 24 hours, he teetered between life and death. Doctors stabilized him and moved him to the pediatric intensive care unit. With an uncountable number of broken bones in his head and face, Sam needed major reconstructive surgery.
The hospital’s intensivists, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists and neurosurgeons worked together to heal Sam. Three weeks after the accident, he was on his way home. Now 3 years old, Sam is happy and healthy thanks to the incredible dedication and skill of the MUSC team.
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