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Amazing Kid Returns to NYC for Team Reunion

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Dr. Athos Patsalides, Brandon Hibbs, and Dr. Mark Souweidane

This time last year, Brandon Hibbs came frighteningly close to losing his life during what was supposed to be a family vacation in the Big Apple. What started out as a routine sinus infection invaded the St. Louis teenager’s brain, and it required an extensive team and some surgical heroics to save him. Brandon is currently being featured in a NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital “Amazing Things” advertisement.

Today Brandon and his family returned to the Weill Cornell Medicine campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where they were reunited with neurosurgeon Mark Souweidane, interventional neuroradiologist Athos Patsalides, and the whole team of doctors, nurses, child-life specialists, and more who helped Brandon beat the infection.  Brandon, now 16, is healthy and happy, and very glad he was in the right hands at the right time. (More about Brain Abscesses)

The ER, PICU, child life, and surgical teams that saved Brandon's life were reunited with the teen and his family