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Woman seriously injured year ago returns to hospital to thank team who saved her

A woman seriously injured in a weather-related accident a year ago returned to the hospital to thank the medical team who helped save her life. (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A woman seriously injured in a weather-related accident a year ago returned to the hospital Thursday to thank the medical team who helped save her life.

That accident left Kourtney Hurst in the hospital for weeks and in rehab for months due to a traumatic brain injury after her truck hit a tree.

Kourtney's accident was early in the morning when she says she hit black ice. Her husband of just two months, Brandon, was the one to find her.

It was an emotional reunion with her Neurotrauma Center team at UC Medical Center Thursday as she returned to thank all of them just a year after the accident.

When Kourtney came in here in January 2017, doctors had to rush her to the emergency room to perform surgery to remove a blood clot in her brain.

"If it wasn't for God and these people here, I wouldn't be here today," Kourtney said.

Kourtney's accident is also a reminder to be extra careful on the roads as the weather turns icy.

Kourtney is a nurse and said because this team repaired her brain, she and her husband Brandon are now planning a family. She announced Thursday they are expecting a baby girl in June.



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