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August 8, 2019 - TCO

TCO Comeback: Savannah, 10-year-old runner

A beautiful 4th of July on her family’s boat took a serious turn when 10-year-old Savannah fractured her ankle while wakesurfing.

Savannah developed a love for running as a participant in Girls on the Run Twin Cities, a local nonprofit and TCO partner dedicated to empowering girls to recognize and achieve their limitless potential. Not being able to run was devastating, but Savannah was determined to come back from her injury stronger than ever before.

From diagnosis at a TCO Orthopedic Urgent Care location, to physical therapy at Training HAUS (Powered by TCO) in Eagan, Savannah had a full care team supporting her recovery and getting her back on the pavement.

She developed a strong connection with physical therapists Michael Shirilla and Russell Linville, who guided her through a full recovery. With a positive attitude and lots of dedication, she was back running the Girls on the Run 5K just four months after her injury.

Savannah’s Comeback Film

 

 

TCO Comeback Films

Savannah’s is one of several upcoming TCO Comeback films featuring real TCO patients and Training HAUS athletes making incredible returns from injury.

For some, a comeback means running a 5K faster than ever before, while for others it simply means being able to play with the kids again. Everyone’s story may be different, but every comeback is an accomplishment worth celebrating, and an opportunity to inspire others.

A sincere thank you to Savannah and her family, as well as everyone who has welcomed us into their lives to share their stories.