A Night for Heroes 2013: Nothing's going to break his stride

When Sam Bellett woke up that dark summer morning, his future couldn’t have been much brighter. He had just turned 16 and was a week away from starting his junior year in a rigorous academic program at Mandarin High School. He had recently earned a spot on the cross-country team and was on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. At about 6:15 a.m. Aug. 18, 201... [More]

Clay County boy is alive thanks to mother's intuition and TraumaOne

Published: February 6, 2012

Category: Surgery, TraumaOne

Jacob Fulford is living proof of the power of a mother’s intuition. After falling off his bike, the 12-year-old Clay County boy was cleared at the scene, but his mother Peggy knew something wasn’t right. After taking him to a hospital in Orange Park, Jacob was air lifted to TraumaOne at Shands Jacksonville and treated in the hospital twice for a traumatic brain injury. If she had let him sleep through the night, he might not be here today. [More]

TraumaOne saves girl after ATV accident

Published: January 28, 2011

Category: Surgery, TraumaOne

It was late in the evening on Father's Day 2009 when Larry and Sharon Davis got the call every parent fears—their 21-year-old daughter, Ashley, had been in a terrible accident and was being flown to the trauma center at Shands Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries. [More]