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Tom Myers' Story

Motorcycles were a passion for Tom Myers. Riding meant freedom and exhilaration. But when the driver of a car ran a red light at an intersection, Tom’s motorcycle was his undoing. With his left leg completely shattered from the collision, Tom was facing likely amputation. But his medical team at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens refused to give up, and came up with a plan to save Tom’s leg.

In a series of complicated surgeries, the doctors rebuilt Tom’s shattered bones, piece by piece. Then, to restore muscle tissue lost in the crash, they did a series of tissue transplants and skin grafts. The procedures, combined with almost a year of physical therapy, have left Tom a man able and proud to stand on his own two feet.