63- David "Wolverine" Smith - Survivor

from David's bio: 

How I Became Known As Wolverine
I am an artist and animator by trade. I was quite a healthy person all of my life. I was never overweight (everyone complained I was too skinny), had no known allergies and was rarely sick, other than an occasional flu.  Even those were rare and I usually got over them in a shorter period of time than most people.  At the age of 48, I did develop a touch of colitis, for reasons unknown.  My primary care physician said that I had become a bit anemic from blood loss and suggested that I go to the hospital to receive a transfusion.  While in the hospital, I allowed a gastroenterologist to convince me to undergo a colonoscopy, both for the colitis and because I was at the age that medical professionals recommend people to begin cancer screening.
My colon was perforated during the procedure...

Links to some of David's original works:

http://www.theamericanwayseries.com/

http://www.animalgrappler.com/


A very small sample of some of the theme park sculpture work David has done:

http://www.paladinproductions.com/html/3dsculpt.html

A few examples of prosthetic and FX work here:

http://www.paladinproductions.com/html/fx.html

 

A list of hospitals that have successful intestinal and multi-visceral transplants:

University of Pittsburgh   Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Jackson Memorial Hospital  Miami, Florida

Cleveland Clinic  Cleveland, Ohio

Georgetown University Hospital  Washington D.C.

UCLA Hospital  Los Angeles, California

University of Nebraska   Omaha, Nebraska

 

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