When Clark Menshouse got in his car May 7, 2005, he had no idea that the next thing he'd remember would be waking up at Cabell Huntington Hospital, fighting for his life.
Clark and two friends decided to race another car and wound up wrapped around a utility pole. Clark was critically injured. While the two passengers with minor injuries were taken to an Ashland hospital to be evaluated, Clark was taken by HealthNet helicopter to Cabell Huntington Hospital for life-saving treatment.
Cabell Huntington's joint Level II trauma staff is ready to deal with any type of medical emergency. In fact, Cabell Huntington is the only hospital in the region qualified to treat adult, obstetric, burn and pediatric trauma patients.
Clark has now graduated from high school and is back to most of his normal activities.
"My recovery has been slow but has also been consistent," he said. "I still have some limitations due to my brain injury, but I am close to being able to do everything that a normal teenager would do."