An Evening for Healers 2017
More than 800 people gathered at An Evening for Healers on May 4 to honor 59 heroes who offered lifesaving care for patients Ray Snow and Christian Starks. Dramatic videos headlined the LSU Health Sciences Foundation's signature event, which was emceed by City of Shreveport Chief Administrative Officer Brian Crawford.
A routine ultrasound revealed that baby Christian had an underdeveloped jawbone; a condition that would cause his airway to be blocked at birth. A team of doctors meticulously prepared for the child's delivery, but early labor called for an emergency C-section and added pressure to help Christian take his first breath. With continued care from LSU Health Shreveport doctors, Christian has a fighting chance at a normal life.
Ray was minutes from home when a head-on collision left him fighting for his life. With multiple fractures, a ruptured kidney and spleen, collapsed lungs and massive blood loss, Ray experienced multiple cardiac arrests and resuscitations. His care was monitored minute to minute in those first several hours. After nearly two months in the hospital, Ray found himself on the road to recovery thanks to the lifesaving care he received.
Dr. Ike Muslow and Mr. Donald Zadeck came together to establish the LSU Health Sciences Foundation. Motivated by their deep care for the institution, they saw that support from the community was necessary for the Health Sciences Center to achieve its full potential. Their impact can be seen across our campus and in the lives of the students we teach and the patients we treat.