Over the last five years, the WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center has recognized 13 patients, who, with the help of numerous individuals across the entire spectrum of their care, have gone on to become living miracles.
On Oct. 1, four more patients joined their ranks during the Sixth Annual Night of Recognition. This year's patient honorees were:
- Jack Marteney of Buckhannon, who was injured in a tractor accident;
- Matt McKinney of West Union, who was injured while working on an oil well; and
- Garrett Sanders and Matthew Sanders of Reedsville, who were injured in a car accident.
The WVU Medicine Marketing and Communications Department produced three videos that tell the patients' stories.
In September 2014, Marteney's two-ton tractor rolled over him, crushing his jaw, breaking his ribs and tearing loose half of his face and one of his eyes. Thanks to the efforts of the WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, Marteney not only survived, but is thriving. He has the use of his eye, his face was rebuilt, and he is working on his Buckhannon farm a year later.