Monday, February 13, 2006


It was March, 2005. A balmy Saturday evening in Koondoola, Western Australia.

Terry Vo was 10 years old.

Terry attempted a "slam dunk" on a backyard basketball ring.

It went horribly wrong.

The backboard, basketball ring, and wall, collapsed, landing on Terry. He had one foot severed midcalf, and both arms completely severed below the elbows.

Thanks to heroic efforts by the surgical team that night, all three limbs were reattached.

Eventually, the reattached foot did not take, and is now prosthetic. But Terry still has both arms, and is apparently progressing well in rehabilitation.

This is the real heroism. This courageous young mans positive outlook has never faltered. He has progressed beyond medical expectation.

He was back at school by September. He wants to be a doctor when he grows up.

He is now advocating child safety on behalf of the WA police service.

That is Dr Dorks kind of hero.

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