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Noah Jones

OU Medicine trauma one patient Noah Jones.

I was working in the oil field, and had an accident on a back road. I was thrown from the car, and the car rolled over me, splitting my leg from my hip to my ankle. I was flown from Elk City to OU Medical Center’s Trauma One Center, where they repaired my leg. They performed a total of 22 surgeries, eventually determining that a below-the-knee amputation was necessary due to infection.

At that point, I thought life was virtually over. I had a wife and kids at home, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to work to provide for them for a long time.

“But the doctors went through all of my options with me, and described how I could get back on my feet. They gave me hope, and today, I wear a prosthetic leg.”

But the doctors went through all of my options with me, and described how I could get back on my feet. They gave me hope, and today, I wear a prosthetic leg.

I’m back at work and living a pretty average life. But after my experience, I’ve started prioritizing my life differently. I’ll drop anything to spend more time with my family, just because I have that opportunity – and I wouldn’t have had it if the doctors at OU Medicine hadn’t saved my life.