National Trauma Survivors Day observed at Kendall Regional Medical Center
Florida – On Wednesday at HCA Florida Kendall Hospital, national Trauma Survivors Day was celebrated.
A 30-year-old Alba Alonso, almost died on Nov. 22, 2020, when a drunk driver pinned her between two cars after she’d pulled over to get her son’s blanket from the trunk of her car.
“My right leg was completely pinned, and I broke my wrists bones trying to get myself out of there,” Alonso said.
According to Alonso, her injuries were life-threatening. Her right leg was severed below the knee and she was losing a lot of blood. “My wife came out of the car, she pulled me out from in between the car and I know that it was something that was hard for her, it was hard for my son and I remember him looking out the back window and I was laying there without a leg,” Alonso said.
On Wednesday, Trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Renda, who treated Alonso, also spoke.
“A good Samaritan in the field actually put a tourniquet on her leg which saved her life in the field and then she came to us as a Level 1 trauma alert,” Renda said.
HCA Florida Kendall Hospital is the only trauma center in Miami-Dade County besides Jackson’s Ryder Trauma Center.