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Hero doctor walks miles through Alabama storm to perform lifesaving surgery

There's nothing in a neurosurgeon's job description that calls for walking nearly six miles in the cold, wearing nothing more than scrubs, a windbreaker and a pair of crocs, to get to the next procedure. Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw was at the Brookwood Medical Center in icy Birmingham, Alabama Tuesday morning when he learned he was needed to perform emergency brain surgery at another local hospital. Driving was impossible, so the doctor set off on foot, did the surgery and saved a life. He told Anderson he was just doing his job.

 

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