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Leigh and John Whittum: Family appreciates care

Between Dec. 21 and 25, our daughter Maggie experienced a vascular insult (bleeding) in the pons/brainstem (brain). The diagnosis was a cavernomous angioma (cavernoma).

On Jan. 2, Dr. Judy Huang of Johns Hopkins Hospital performed an exquisite micro neurosurgery to remove the cavernoma and blood clot. The nine-hour operation was a success.

Maggie’s cognition was unaffected throughout. She is recovering movement and sensation in the left side of her body. Her eyes are finding their way back to track together.

Maggie’s sister Lynn was the heroic, sleepless advocate of her younger sister, flying to her side on Christmas Day and organizing her into Dr. Huang’s care.

The kindness of the Steamboat community and the Safeway family in giving spiritual and material support to the salvation of Maggie is wonderful. A profound and humble thank you to all. She is doing well.

Leigh and John Whittum

Steamboat Springs

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