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The heroic Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw

Via: Huffington Post


On Tuesday morning, a brain surgeon in Birmingham, Ala., WALKED SIX MILES THROUGH A SEVERE SNOW STORM TO SAVE A PATIENT’s LIFE.

Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw, Trinity Medical Center’s only neurosurgeon, had just finished surgery at a neighboring hospital when Steve Davis, the charge nurse at Trinity’s neuro intensive care unit, called him with an emergency, AL.com reported. Hrynkiw attempted to drive to the hospital, but roadblocks prevented him from getting far.

Davis told The Huffington Post that both local authorities and Trinity tried to provide transportation for Hrynkiw, but to no avail.

“I called him again and he said, ‘I’m not getting anywhere, I’m walking,'” Davis told HuffPost.

He estimates that it took Hrynkiw about five hours to get to Trinity. At around 12:30 p.m., the surgeon called again. “I’m walking in the door,” Hrynkiw said. “Where’s the patient?”

Davis told HuffPost that the patient had already been prepped for surgery. Hyrnkiw walked in, spoke to the patient’s family and “off to the OR we went,” according to Davis.  As of Thursday morning, the patient was stable, he said.

“Without the surgery, the patient would have most likely died,” Davis told AL.com.

The charge nurse, who’s worked at Trinity for 10 years, told HuffPost he’s never seen anything like this — but Hyrnkiw’s actions didn’t surprise him.

“He’s on call about 330 days a year,” Davis said. “He’s dedicated. Right before we started the surgery, I told him, ‘You’re a good man.'”

Hyrnkiw’s response: “I’m just doing my job.”




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The ‘Xristian Xrazies’ will NOT be amused with this, especially the ‘Dark Skinned’ part.



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Birmingham – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy ‘Always Something Interesting’

 “Shorpy Higginbotham, an oiler on the tipple at Bessie Mine” — near Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama.

– December, 1910

– Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine


More images of Birmingham, Alabama; HERE:




Via: Morninng on Maple Street

‘Shorpy’ – Henry Sharp Higgenbotham

He was born November 23, 1896, in Jefferson County, Alabama, probably in or near Birmingham. His parents were Phelix (or Felix) Milton Higginbotham and Mary Jane (Nancy) Graham. He had six brothers and three sisters. Felix died in 1917, Mary Jane died in 1946, and one of Henry’s brothers, Jack, died in 1920. Henry married Flora Quinton on November 19, 1927, but he died, two months later, on January 25, 1928.


. . . I had obtained Henry’s death certificate, which stated that he had died from injuries caused by being hit by a falling rock.

Read more, HERE:



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