University Medical Center has the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. So, it is no surprise Bethany Lee was airlifted to Lubbock from Hobbs, New Mexico after a crash that left her internally decapitated and with severe brain trauma.
Diana and Antonio Parra live in New Mexico and have three children. when they found themselves pregnant with their fourth child, Diana says she had a normal pregnancy. Then at 21 weeks along, they Parra’s found out their child had a birth defect.
Julian Potter couldn’t swim away fast enough as a boat was speeding his way on Lake Nasworthy. The accident that would follow required care nearly 200 miles away at University Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Center.
$1,066,216, that’s how much was raised as of 5:30 Sunday afternoon as the 36th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon ended. They’re accepting donations until midnight. This was the 36th year for KCBD’s Karin McCay and Abner Euresti to host the event.
Thanks to UMC doctors, his daily routine has been changed, for the better. "Yeah it changed his life," says his mom. "Like he can play sports and everything. He can do normal life things now and play and he's a happy kid."
Makayla Pierson has never been afraid of a challenge. A multi-sport athlete all through high school, she’s used to working against the odds; but her senior year at Abernathy High School would come with the biggest challenge yet.
The Montgomery family started their Sunday morning bright and early. Les and Nova Montgomery and their 16-year-old daughter, Austyn woke up around 5 a.m. for breakfast with Austyn’s boyrfiend, 18-year-old Brayden Sizenbach.