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Brain Surgeon Saves Patient After Walking 6 Miles Through A Storm! Calls It "Not That Big Of A Deal"

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The only word anyone should be using in regards to this story and this brain surgeon is "heroic."

Many cities in the past few weeks have been all but shut down due to the ice and snow, and it's been so dangerous — and not just dangerous for people out there driving and traveling, but also those who need care in hospitals.

Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw (amateur Rutger Hauer look-alike) risked his own life to save another, regardless of the weather! He walked SIX MILES in the snow to perform an emergency life-saving brain surgery at Trinity Medical Center in Alabama.

And he's straight up humble about it, saying:

"It really wasn't that big of a deal."

Apparently he was at the Brookwood Medical Center when he heard someone at the Trinity Medical Center needed surgery… and no other surgeon there could do it. He couldn't drive, he couldn't ride with emergency vehicles.

The patient had a "90 percent chance of dying."

The doctor continued:

"He was dying, so if he didn't have surgery he would be dead, and it's not going to happen on my shift."

So he walked — and even helped some people in accidents on the way. He was about a mile from Trinity Medical Center when he was finally able to catch a ride!

The patient SURVIVED because of the successful operation, and is reportedly doing well!

This is just so incredible, and gives us faith in people!

[Image via Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw.]

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5 comments to “Brain Surgeon Saves Patient After Walking 6 Miles Through A Storm! Calls It "Not That Big Of A Deal"”

  1. Alii says – reply to this


    Forget all the music stars and film stars and reality stars. THIS guy is the real deal. A true hero. An intelligent, dedicated, professional BAMF who gives back and doesn't just take. A rarity in our world.

  2. squidoo says – reply to this


    RIsked his own life? There was less than 2 inches of snow for God's sake!! American hyperbole at it's stupidest. Having said that, clearly a great and caring Dr, not easy to come by.

  3. 3

    All the best for THIS fellow.

  4. 4

    We tend to forget who the real heroes are. I admire his dedication to his job and that he put his comfort and personal safety behind the needs of a dying patient. Yeah, it's a big deal.

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    Since he thought he was driving there, he was only wearing his slip-ons and scrubs. It was extremely icy, cold and windy for walking, but the Dr. walks for exercise and said it was kind of a nice day for a walk. The grey haired generations walked miles in the day so most wouldn't think twice about doing this if needed.