This year’s Goodman Scholars are just the kind of people Dr. Julius Goodman must have imagined as recipients of his gift. When Goodman died in 2008, the well-loved neurosurgeon and co-founder of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine left a transformational gift to Methodist Health Foundation for scholarships to the next generation of neurosurgeons.
Until about 15 years ago, if you had a certain kind of stroke—an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)—what happened in your brain afterward was something of a mystery. ICHs have higher mortality rates than any other kind of stroke, but unlike other types there are no specific treatment options.
For that reason ICH has been like an orphan among the
Angela Castelli was running errands and having routine maintenance done on her car last winter when she got a phone call that upped the ante on her relationship with God. After a lengthy trail of doctors’ visits over the course of several years, the 32-year-old mom had just completed an MRI to determine the cause for blurred vision and pressure in
When Travis Osting suffered from a life threatening brain hemorrhage that rendered him incapable of performing simple daily tasks, he was only 24 years old. The cause of the hemorrhage was an arteriovenous malformation, a congenital collection of abnormal blood vessels that tend to cause life-threatening hemorrhages in the brain.