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article imageBrain surgeon walks 6 miles in a storm to save patient's life

By Owen Weldon     Jan 31, 2014 in World
Birmingham - On Tuesday, Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw walked six miles in the snow to perform a life-saving brain surgery. Dr. Hrynkiw said that any good doctor would have done the same thing.
According to NPR, Hrynkiw, who is a neurosurgeon at the Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, said that it wasn't really much of a deal.
According to Fox, Hrynkiw was needed for emergency brain surgery at the Trinity Medical Center, but he was six miles away at the Brookwood Medical Center.
Traffic was locked down in traffic, and the doctor was only able to drive a few blocks. Steve Davis, charge nurse in the neuro intensive care unit at Trinity, said that the cell service was bad and the call was fading in and out, but at one point he heard the doctor say that he was walking.
According to Huffington Post, Davis says it tool the doctor about five hours to arrive at Trinity, Davis said that Hrynkiw called around 12:30 p.m. to say that he was walking in the door, and then asked where the patient was.
Davis said that without the surgery, the chances are that the patient would have died. Davis also said that he has never seen anything like this, but he was not surprised that the doctor did it. Davis said that the doctor is on call 330 days per year, and he is dedicated to his work.
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