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Jeffrey

Jeffrey

Jeffrey

Jeffrey began coming to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville three years ago after having nearly 25 surgeries at other facilities. He was born with his left leg shorter than his right. Doctors at other facilities tried to lengthen his leg by inserting pins, but eventually the pins began pushing against the bone. This left Jeffrey unable to bend his leg and with severe pain in his foot, knee and hip. At his first appointment at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon David Westberry, M.D., recommended amputation. Since having his amputation, Jeffrey says, “Now I am able to swim, walk and I have a lot more freedom.”

Jeffrey was nominated for Hero of the Month by nurses on the west unit of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville. Part of his nomination read, “Jeffrey is so motivated in spite of the obstacles he faces daily. He is more than a tough and determined Shriners’ patient. He is an amazing young man with such a kind nature and clean manners. He brings so much to the table and is the whole package! Everyone feels better [being] around this special person.”

When asked about his experience at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville, Jeffrey says, “Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville is great. Everyone is so nice and caring. That makes all the difference in the world.”

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