2022 Patient Honoree: Raqeem Bacon
UF Health TraumaOne team saves the life of a boy who was hit by a car while riding his bike. Watch the full story about Raqeem Bacon’s recovery and the lifesaving efforts from UF Health Jacksonville surgeons.
2021 Patient Honoree: Jordan McClinton
UF Health TraumaOne saves Jordan’s life after a severe spinal cord injury. Watch the story about Jordan's recovery and the lifesaving efforts from UF Health Jacksonville surgeons.
2021 Patient Honorees: Brandon Taylor and Dr. Luis Rios Jr.
Brandon Taylor and Dr. Luis Rios were the patient honorees at the 2020 A Night for Heroes gala, an annual event that benefits UF Health TraumaOne, the region’s only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center. Both lives were saved due to the quality care from the TraumaOne team and through ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).
2019 Patient Honoree: Chris Hemmen
Thumbs up for Chris! UF Health TraumaOne and an outpouring of community support heal a Jacksonville-area teen with a traumatic brain injury.
2018 Patient Honoree: Robert Ayer
What was supposed to be a short drive to work on June 24, 2016, became a medical and trauma emergency for Robert Ayer. The 53-year-old Air Force veteran was driving on Interstate 295 when he had a stroke. Robert crashed his car into the median, coming to rest on an embankment. Fortunately, he didn’t hit anyone else in the collision, but his injuries were life-threatening. Paramedics rushed him to UF Health Jacksonville, where the TraumaOne team not only saved his life, but also got him on the road to recovery.
2017 Patient Honoree: Brian Lynn
Trauma patient Brian Lynn credits UF Health TraumaOne with his survival after a fall left him fighting for his life.
2016 Patient Honoree: Mark Taylor
Trauma patient Mark Taylor continues to progress following lifesaving care at UF Health Jacksonville.