Man saved by doctor who walked through storm dies

AP News
Posted: Sep 11, 2014 6:30 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The wife of an Army veteran whose life was saved by a brain surgeon who walked for miles to reach him during a snowstorm says the man has died.

Andrea Robinson of Leeds tells ( ) that her 55-year-old husband, Tony Anthony Robinson, died last Thursday of congestive heart failure.

Robinson was suffering a massive brain hemorrhage during a snowstorm in late January that paralyzed much of the Southeast. Robinson was at Trinity Medical Center, but the facility's only brain surgeon was assisting with a procedure elsewhere.

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Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw saw photos of Robinson's brain scans on his phone and ditched his car to walk to hospital because the roads were impassable. Hrynkiw has said Robinson would likely have died without emergency surgery.


Information from: The Birmingham News,