Doubled over in pain and unable to sleep was how Kay Spurr lived before being treated at the Brigham. Kay suffered for years with severe back issues and had multiple surgeries to help alleviate the pain, but nothing was successful. After one of her surgeries, Kay began to show signs of scoliosis that was so severe, she was unable to sleep in her bed or walk properly.
Kay’s life changed forever when she was referred to Yi Lu, MD, PhD, director of neurological trauma and co-director of the Adult Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Program at the Brigham.
“When I first met Dr. Lu, he was surprised I was able to walk,” says Kay. After an 11-hour surgery, Dr. Lu and his team were able to reconstruct Kay’s back—and transform her life. “He was so comforting during the surgery,” says Jack, Kay’s husband of more than 50 years. “There was no way Kay could have lived comfortably without Dr. Lu’s help—he saved her life.”
Kay and Jack were so grateful for their experience with the Brigham and Dr. Lu that they wanted to make an impact by giving back. They became members of the Brigham Circle Society and committed to making yearly contributions that support vital care, research, and education across all areas of the hospital.
You can join Kay and Jack in the Brigham Circle Society by making a gift to help patients and loved ones receive the best care possible.