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Watch Jimmy's story - Owensboro, Kentucky native and UK HealthCare ECMO patient

Jimmy Rhoades

/ by UK HealthCare

When Owensboro native Jimmy Rhoades was at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital rehabbing from deep vein thrombosis, severe blood clots and a severely swollen, enlarged heart, he used to look out of his hospital room towards Kroger Field, dreaming of being well enough to attend Kentucky Football games.

“I could see outside, and I could stare at the football stadium. It was a big target and a goal in my mind to someday be in the football stadium and look at that hospital window. I’m super excited to be here today. Without ECMO and UK Medical Center, undoubtedly, I wouldn’t have made it.”

Thanks to our wonderful ECMO team here at Gill, including Dr. Michael Sekela, Jimmy is back to cheering for his beloved Cats, thankful for the view of UK’s Chandler Hospital from the UK football stadium.

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