6ABC/Philadelphia “Action News” recently featured the story of Tori Shendock of Marlton, New Jersey. She was involved in a serious car accident on July 31, 2009, just minutes after leaving her shift as an intern at Cooper.
Tori had no pulse when she was pulled from her burning car and was choppered to Cooper with five broken ribs, a broken leg, and a severe rupture in the main artery of her heart. She ended up spending five weeks in the trauma intensive care unit, including a week in which her chest remained open with her heart exposed to allow it to heal properly.
Two years later, she returned to Cooper to throw a banquet for the entire Trauma Unit staff, including the doctor who held her heart in her hands, physically pumping it as it stopped beating twice during surgery.
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