Physicians from The Medical Center of Aurora Featured on Alt Games Sports Special
Physicians and Past Patient Highlighted in CBS Sports Special
Dr. John Barker, spine surgeon, and Dr. Jodie Taylor, trauma surgeon, were featured during the "Alt Games: College Action Sports Championships" CBS sports special on Saturday, June 19. This program covered highlights of the Alt Games, including the incredible story of Jonny Meyers.
Jonny was airlifted to The Medical Center of Aurora from Crested Butte in January 2010 after breaking his back and both wrists in a horrific snowboarding accident. Jonny's amazing determination, along with help from Dr. Barker, Dr. Mark Fitzgerald, Dr. Taylor and the rest of the hospital staff, got him back to the active lifestyle he loves in just a few months. An avid kayaker, Jonny is back in the water. His kayaking race was shown during the Alt Games along with the feature story following his recovery.
Jonny ended up winning the Kayak Boatercross Championships, an incredible achievement. Watch the news clip from the CBS broadcast below to find out more about his story.