The Ferdock Family
In 2006, Vinny Ferdock was burned over 50% of his body from an alcohol fire and explosion in his back yard. Vinny lost all of the skin over his triceps, on his left hand, under his chin and around his ears. His surgeons were able to graft his arms and hand, but not his chin and neck areas. Vinny required two pints of blood the night of the accident, and over the next two weeks would require blood, plasma and other blood products until his condition improved. When he went back for additional surgery, he once again received blood. Vinny was initially treated at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, then life-flighted to Lehigh Valley Health Network. His family is grateful to the hospitals for their expert treatment of their son, and they are also thankful to MKBC for having the blood products available that saved their son’s life. Vinny returned to his family after a mere 22 days in the hospital, and though it will be at least two years before he is completely healed, Vinny is doing just fine.