Neurosurgeon Zenko Hrynkiw Walks 6 Miles in Snow to Perform Life-Saving Brain Surgery
When a rare mix of ice and snow halted traffic and shut down most of Alabama Tuesday, a Birmingham neurosurgeon responding to a call for emergency brain surgery at the Trinity Medical Center decided to walk six miles in the snow to save a patient's life after he got stuck in traffic.
Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw was at the Brookwood Medical Center on Tuesday morning when he got the pressing call that he was needed to perform the emergency brain surgery at Trinity Medical Center, according to AL.com.
Leisha Harris, marketing, media and community relations officer at the hospital, explained in a telephone interview that the surgeon doesn't feel like he did anything out of the ordinary and was just doing his job, like many others who came together in Alabama to weather the storm.
"That's just the kind of doctor he is and he knew what the situation was," said Harris, who highlighted that he had been shying...