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I was nervous about the surgery, but I just felt I was in good hands. Dr. Porter is an extremely great doctor. ... I thought everybody took great care of me."

Jim McLean Coral Gables, FL

Vegas Shooting Survivor Continues Remarkable Recovery Five Years Later

Five years after sustaining extremely critical injuries as a result of being shot in the head during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, a young Arizona...

OLIF Spine Surgery Saves Top Instructor’s Golf Swing

Golf has played a central role in Jim McLean’s life since his childhood. He’s amassed a long list of accomplishments in the sport—spanning his amateur, professional, and teaching...

Barrow, High School Staff Hold Graduation Ceremony for Teen Patient

A Southern California high school student received his high school diploma while hospitalized in Arizona with paralyzing injuries from a diving accident in March. Dylen Damico-Rager, who is...

Bakery Owner Back on His Feet After Spinal Epidural AVF Surgery

Juan Arellano was about to deplane after a two-hour flight when he realized he couldn’t feel his legs. “That was the first time I could not move,” he...

Patient, Wife Reflect on 25+ Years with Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

The first time John O’Donnell met Muhammad Ali, he didn’t ask for the world heavyweight champion’s autograph. Instead, he slipped Muhammad a chocolate chip cookie from the refreshment...