Story Behind PSA Shows Value of Military Orthopaedics

Public service announcement highlights challenges facing surgeons and patients

Terry Stanton

On the evening of Feb. 12, 2011, Dominique Gambale and her husband, James, prepared for an early Valentine’s celebration. But happy times turned to horror when they left the restaurant. An out-of-control taxicab careened into the exiting crowd and struck about 25 people, including Ms. Gambale and her husband. She was pinned to a wall, her right leg crushed.

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