‘He pieced me back together after smash’
WHEN Veronica Johnston, 69, was involved in horrific road smash in 2011, doctors thought her chances of survival were next to none.
The retired cleaner was left with a broken back, collapsed lung and her pelvis broken in two places after the collision on a dual carriageway near Prestatyn, North Wales.
PAUL COUSANS – THE SUN41 Veronica Johnson had a pelvis operation under Dr Gunasekaran Kumar and is able to walk again
But thanks to the incredible skill of Dr GUNASEKARAN KUMAR, 47, she is alive, well and mobile today.
The orthopaedic consultant, who specialises in pelvic fractures at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, pieced her pelvis back together in a seven-hour op.
Now thanks to the pins, screws, rods and tubes he inserted to hold her pelvis together, she can even walk again.
Veronica, of Dukinfield, Gtr Manchester, said: “I was bed bound, flat on my back for five months before I was finally able to move.
But as soon as I could, I travelled to the hospital to give Dr Kumar flowers and chocolates for saving my life.
“I owe him my life and I’ll never be able to thank him enough.”
Dr Kumar said: “It is a real honour to be nominated by Veronica and I am pleased the NHS is being recognised by The Sun.
“What I did for her was what I would do for anyone else – it’s what I trained to do and what I love doing.”
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