On Oct. 6, the WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center honored three patients during the Seventh Annual Night of Recognition. This year's patient honorees were:

  • Luke Mertz of Kitzmiller, Md., who was injured in a dirt bike accident;
  • Bill Ross of Waynesburg, Pa., who was injured in a motorcycle accident; and
  • Randy Ash of Sistersville, who was injured in a hunting accident.

The WVU Medicine Marketing and Communications Department produced three videos that tell the patients' stories.

Young Luke Mertz suffered a traumatic brain injury during a dirt bike accident. The work of the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center saved his life, and with determination and strength he has battled his way through rehabilitation.