Hurley Foundation 28th Annual Trauma Center Golf Classic
|Monday, September 10, 2012||
Flint Golf Club
3100 Lakewood Drive
Flint, MI 48507
For tickets, registration or information contact Angie Cuneaz at 810-262-9399 or ACuneaz1@hurleymc.com
$300 per person
(includes breakfast and lunch)
$400 per person
(includes lunch and dinner)
$50 per person
It was just over a year ago when Janine Enos watch from the side of the road as emergency personnel brought her son by on a stretcher and put him in an ambulance. Her son, Carson Vaughan, had been badly injured after the vehicle he was riding in with his friend was struck on M-24 in Caro. He was airlifted and taken to Hurley Medical Center. Carson suffered injuries to his head, a broken pelvis, multiple facial frac-tures and a life-threatening brain injury—his condition could have changed in minutes, Enos said.
"You go into shock and you're scared to death and you don't know what's going to happen," she said. "You wait and you wait and you wait and you say a lot of prayers."
The team at Hurley's Pediatric ICU put Carson in a drug-induced coma, because the injury had caused his brain to swell. After two weeks, he was transferred to the hospitals' Brain Injury Unit where therapists helped him regain his strength. And after four weeks Carson was re-leased from Hurley and continued his rehab in Caro. "I just want to thank Hurley for saving my life," said Carson, who doesn't remember much about the July 19, 2011 accident.
Carson, 16, will be a junior at Caro High School this fall. He also started his first day of soccer practice this week and is a typical teenage boy, Enos said.
He also is this year's ambassador for the Hurley Foundation's 28th annual Trauma Center Golf Classic.
Last year the golf outing raised more than $120,000 for the hospital's trauma center and burn unit – the region's only level 1 trauma center.