Christmas appeal under the microscope

neurosurgeon dr yanni sergides

Christmas appeal under the microscope

Mosman Daily, 30 November 2017, page 29

A NORTH shore resident is the face of the Kolling Foundation’s Christmas appeal for the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH), after the hospital saved his life five years ago.

Kevin Luu suffered a severe, traumatic brain injury while cycling and was unable to walk or talk, while his family and friends feared for his life. But now, Mr Luu is grateful to have recovered and to be able to help launch the Christmas appeal.

Money raised will help pay for an additional neuromicroscope: the same instrument that helped to save Mr Luu. The microscope will help about 800 RNSH patients each year.

“I spent a lot of time at the hospital after my accident and had 10 operations here,” he said.

“It’s great to be able to come back and tell my story – the miracle made possible by all the staff here. I’m hoping to the Kolling Foundation raise money to continue RNSH’s excellent work in so many fields.”

Neurosurgeon Yanni Sergides helped to save Mr Luu’s life and was happy to be reunited with him at the launch. He remembered Mr Luu’s case well.

“Kevin’s recovery has been extraordinary, but he must have been extraordinary before his accident to have come as far as he has,” Dr Sergides said.