Bryan Health to Host Tribute to Trauma Champions

Bryan Health to Host Tribute to Trauma Champions
Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
333 S. 13th St.

Bryan Health is hosting its fifth annual Tribute to Trauma Champions event, an evening that recognizes individuals and their families who have overcome life-threating injuries and honors the professionals of the Nebraska Trauma System who helped them survive and recover.

This year, two individuals and their families will be featured as Trauma Champions. Heather Boulais suffered a traumatic brain injury in January of 2015 after falling from a 23-foot gymnastics apparatus at Union College. Thanks to immediate and expert care, Heather is rebuilding her life and determined to make a strong and successful recovery.

Merri Kaye Bradley was involved in a head-on vehicle collision near Crete in March of 2015, suffering life-threatening injuries to her liver and spleen and broken bones in her legs, pelvis, elbow and wrist. With expert and immediate care, Merri Kaye has made a full recovery and is returning to her active role as a wife, mother and employee at Crete High School.

The program will include remarks from invited guests and feature special, in-depth videos on each Trauma Champion. The event will culminate by bringing on-stage all first responders, emergency medical personnel, nurses, doctors and rehabilitation specialists who played an integral role in caring for both Heather and Merri Kaye.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. and media interviews will occur at the conclusion of the event at 8 p.m.

Bryan Health Tribute to Trauma Champions

  • Interviews
  • Dr. Reginald Burton, Medical Director of Bryan Trauma Center
  • Merri Kaye Bradley, 2016 Trauma Champion
  • Terry and Cheryl Boulais, parents of Heather Boulais, 2016 Trauma Champion