Skip to main content
Connect PBC icon

Profiles of Success

Since the Trauma System began in 1991, more than 100,000 trauma victims have received treatment for life-threatening injuries. Thanks to the talent and skill of the dedicated professionals who serve in the Trauma System, many trauma victims have returned to their daily lives. Here are a few of the survivors and their stories of gratitude. 


Andrew Camerino, trauma survivor

Andrew Camerino

"He always wanted to be a paramedic and work on Trauma Hawk,” says Charity Camerino. She never imagined that her son’s first flight on Trauma Hawk, one of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s two air ambulances, would be due to a traumatic brain injury resulting from a crime.

Read more

Image of John Krolikowski

John Krolikowski

That day I couldn't move anything. Now I'm able to get up and walk…" 19-year old John Krolikowski is applying all of his energy to recovering from a motorcycle crash that left him traumatically inju ...

Read more

Kara Curley, trauma survivor

Kara Curley

At age 26, Kara Curley’s life changed forever when she was in a car crash that left her with a traumatic brain injury (TBI.) She cannot remember being transported by air or much about the accident, bu ...

Read more

Kevin Roland, trauma survivor

Kevin Roland

Kevin Roland was standing on the sidewalk in west Boca Raton back in 2007 when he was hit by a truck, thrown in the air and slammed head-first onto the concrete. He was airlifted to Delray Medical Ce ...

Read more

Marie Wallace, trauma survivor

Marie Wallace

Marie Wallace was in high spirits when she left Ft. Lauderdale on October 20, 2016. She was driving north on I-95, heading to a celebratory business meeting in Palm Beach when she recalls feeling the ...

Read more

Rob Dolinsky, trauma survivor

Robert Dolinsky

Robert Dolinsky was celebrating with friends in downtown Delray Beach in September 2013. As he and his friends walked across the intracoastal bridge on Atlantic Avenue, he was struck by a moving picku ...

Read more

Tyson Jimerson, trauma survivor

Tyson Jimerson

Wise beyond his years, 10-year-old Tyson Jimerson has a message for the general public, “Enjoy the simple things, because you never know when you might not have them anymore.” For Jimerson, “the simpl ...

Read more