Etowah County
Age Diagnosed
AGe 11
Feature Story
My name is Whitney and I’m 11 years old and here is my story about how I became a patient at Children’s. It was April 15, 2009, and I was doing a back handspring and broke both forearms. I was rushed to Marshall Medical South (MMS) where they had to put both my arms back in place. Then I had to spend the night there when the next week I had a follow-up appointment (APPT). When I went to my follow-up appointment I was referred to Children’s Hospital North in Birmingham to see Dr.Gilbert. On April 23, 2009 I had surgery on my right forearm; they had to insert a metal plate and 4 screws in my arm also. I had appointments monthly. On August 12, in one of my x-rays Dr.Gilbert noticed that the metal plate was broken. Two weeks later on August 28, 2009, I had another metal plate in except it was an adult plate which is a longer and I had 6 screws put in with it. Dr.Gilbert is an amazing Pediatric Doctor. And every single staff member that works there are to. They make me feel like they care about me and I highly recommend them.