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For our team, Connor's sports injury was no match.
Meet Connor, up-and-coming tennis champ and former brain surgery patient at Children’s National. A few years ago, Connor’s health was unexpectedly placed in danger when a simple game of catch ended in a baseball striking him just above his left eyebrow. After diagnosis at another hospital, Connor was immediately rushed to Children’s National with an epidural hematoma—a traumatic injury where blood pools and applies pressure against the brain. It was an emergency situation, and Children’s National was ready with specialists in brain trauma who were prepared to operate at a moment’s notice.
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Vice Chief, Neurosurgery
On Tea Abbadini’s thirteenth birthday, she started feeling sudden pain on the right side of her lower abdomen that her parents thought was appendicitis. A few months later on Christmas Eve, Tea’s hand cramped up for 10 minutes and, on New Year’s Eve, she got her first back cramp. Her back cramp was so bad that it curved her to the right and caused her to walk leaned over for a few hours.
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