Before heading to work during February’s ice storm, Dr. Patrick Wright spent the morning pulling sleds behind his riding lawn mower.
It was great fun for his family. But Mississippi’s rare sledding weather proved treacherous for some rookie riders.
By afternoon, Wright and three of his colleagues were treating a blizzard of broken bones at Children’s of Mississippi in Jackson.
“I think I fixed about a half-dozen fractured legs in just 48 hours,” said the pediatric orthopedic surgeon.