Teen back on her feet thanks to lifesaving surgery
Ivy Goldson was at summer camp in Colorado when an AVM on her spinal cord burst, leaving her a quadriplegic.
The 17-year-old was terrified and in pain – feeling like there was fire in her veins – while doctors ran test after test to determine what happened. Finally she was diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM).
After a few days some of her feeling returned, but none of her doctors felt qualified to remove the AVM. Her father insisted that someone had to be able to do it, and that’s when her medical team mentioned the name Dr. Michael Lawton at Barrow Neurological Institute.
Watch below as Ivy describes how Dr. Lawton and Barrow got her on the road to recovery and helped her be herself again.