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College Students Says She is Alive Thanks to 58 Heroes

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Any day is tragic for a horrible accident, but Father's Day seems worse.

And it was Father's Day, June 21, 2009, when Larry Davis's daughter, Ashley, was almost killed in an ATV accident in Baker County.

Now, less than two years later, Ashley is a student at UNF. A beautiful young woman with a light-you-up smile, Ashley is studying to be an elementary school teacher.

You'd never know she almost died, except for the scar on her neck.

Her dad said they cherish every minute now.

Ashley was the star of the show, so to speak, at a special event called, "A Night for Heroes," in which First Coast News was honored to participate.

Everyone--from the Trauma One pilot to the nurses and doctors who helped save Ashley--received special recognition. Ashley's 58 heroes are listed below by name.

Her family said they, together with God, saved Ashley's life.

Ashley said she's "amazed" at the efforts every member of the trauma team poured into her case.

Trauma One serves 30 counties through Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. 

Each year more than 4,000 patients are taken to the trauma center at Shands and more than 2,500 need to be admitted for further care.

Trauma One is the only Level One trauma center in our region.

The heroes for Ashley Davis

From Baker County Sheriff's Office:

  • Buck Dyal
  • Chris Walker

From Baker County Emergency Services:

  • Greg Gainey
  • Kenny Williams

From Trauma One at Shands Jacksonville:

  • Joyce Artis
  • Leslie Beckham
  • Carolyn Brookins
  • Susan Callahan
  • Jim Carrier
  • Sandra Erickson
  • Wes Eskew
  • Virutha Griffin
  • Dettra Howard
  • Lisa Inscoe
  • Litrise Jackson
  • Tammi Jimenez
  • William K. Joyce
  • Amy Klucher
  • Sarah Lauramore
  • Alice Oding
  • Susan Owen
  • Keith Thomas
  • Marietta Vasquez

From the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville:

  • Dr. J. Bracken Burns
  • Susan Cooke, PA
  • Dr. Eric Frykberg
  • Dr. Alejandro Garcia
  • Dr. Joan Huffman
  • Dr. Todd Loper
  • Dr. Raafat Makary
  • Dr. Ashley Booth-Norse
  • Dr. Marc Notrica
  • Dr. Michael Reader
  • Dr. Chet Royals
  • Dr. Miren Schinco
  • Kamela K. Scott
  • Amanda Sheets
  • Elizabeth Speed
  • Dr. Joseph J. Tepas, III
  • Dr. Jayini Suman Thakker
  • Dr. Tuan Truong
  • Dr. Elizabeth Vitarbo

From Brooks Rehabilitation:

  • Laura Geiwitz Jennifer Schinke
  • Caroline Snelwar    

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