Derek Thomas, voted class heartthrob of 2010, was looking forward to playing
football for Occidental College when his life changed drastically.
this video, we take a closer look at Derek Thomas’ amazing struggle after suffering
from a car accident on his way home from a track trip. With burns to 85%
of his body, Derek was only given a 1% chance of survival after the accident.
However, after 33 skin grafts and hyperbaric oxygen treatments, Derek
is now walking after only 11 months following the incident. Learn more
about his journey in this full clip.
The Grossman Burn Center at
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is honored to have had the chance to meet Derek and work with him throughout
his journey to recovery.
Grossman Burn Center uses only the most advanced technological tools to treat our patients.
Learn more about our services by calling (818) 676-4000 or contact us