Like most parties, there was cake and punch, gifts, and of course, lots of photos to capture important moments. But this was no ordinary celebration.
Ten-year-old Garrett Miller was the guest of honor at a get-together at Prowers Medical Center on July 22, and the attendees were many of the medical providers who played a part in saving his life. His school nurse was there, along with an OR tech and two surgeons who operated on him. Even CareConnect – the La Junta-based air ambulance – showed up and gave Garrett a personal tour of the helicopter that whisked him from Lamar to UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs after he suffered a life-threatening injury on his school’s playground.
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