Millions of Americans are affected by trauma every year, and many benefit from excellent care that enables them to recover and lead normal lives. NTI gathers such inspirational stories because they powerfully convey our message: Through research and education, America’s medical providers can continuously improve treatment and reduce the rates of death and disability due to traumatic events.
Nicholas Velasquez: Family Outing Ends in Nightmare
Drunk Driving Victim Finds a Hero
Today, trauma surgeons around the country are often able to save patients who may have been lost two decades ago—patients like Nicholas Velasquez....Read More
Derek McGinnis: Iraq War Veteran
Wounded Warrior Helps Others Relieve Pain
Derek McGinnis, a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy, was dispatched to pick up wounded marines during the 2004 Fallujah Offensive in Iraq. As his Humvee ambulance paused on the street, it was broadsided by a suicide driver...Read More